This Indenture made the 3 day of January in the year 1853, between John G. Pole, and [blank] overseers of the Poor of the County of Rockbridge, of the one part, and William Jordan, of the other part, Witnesseth; That the said John G. Pole overseers of the poor as aforesaid, acting with the allowance and approbation of the County Court of Rockbridge County, and in pursuance of an order of the said Court to that effect, made and entered on the 3 day of January, 1853, have put and bound, and do by these presents put and bind John Logan Free Negro of the said County (who has to be provided for and assisted by the overseers of the said County,) and being of the age of Thirteen years, to be an apprentice to the said William Jordan, to learn the trade, Business and art of a Bricklayer, and with him to dwell and remain, and serve until he the said John Logan shall attain his full age twenty one years, during all of which time he the said John Logan his master faithfully shall serve and obey, his secrets keep and his lawful commands willingly do and perform, and shall not absent himself from the service of his said master, day or night, without his leave, but shall in all things as a faithful apprentice behave himself towards his master and all his family during the said term, and the said William Jordan, in consideration of the faithful service to be performed by the said John Logan, doth hereby covenant, promise and agree with the said overseers and their successors in office, that he the said John Logan, his said apprentice in the Trade, art and mystery of a bricklayer, which he now useth, shall and will teach and instruct or cause to be taught and instructed, in the best manner that he can, and shall and will provide and allow, unto the said apprentice during all the said term, competent and sufficient meat, drink, washing, lodging, apparel and all other things necessary for the said apprentice. And the said William Jordan doth covenant and agree with the said overseers of the poor and their successors in offices during the said term, that he the said William Jordan shall and will teach, or cause the said apprentice to be taught, And whereas the said County Court by the order aforesaid did direct that the said William Jordan, for the services of the said apprentice, should pay unto the said John Logan at the expiration of his apprenticeship a suit of cloths to be worth at least Forty dollars the said William Jordan doth hereby also covenant and agree to and with the said overseers of the poor and their successor in office, that he shall and will, well and truly pay the sums of money to the said overseers and their successors in office for the use and object specified in said order. In witness whereof, the said overseers of the poor and the said William Jordan have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals, this 28 day of February 1853.
John G. Pole (L.S.) Wm. Jordan (L.S.) (L.S.)