This Indenture made the 31 day of January in the year 1853, between John G Pole one of the overseers of the Poor of the County of Rockbridge, of the one part, and Henry McCorkle of the other part, Witnesseth; That the said John G Pole overseer 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 31st day of January, 1853, have put and bound, and do by these presents put and bind Jacob Moore (of Colour) 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 Seven years, to be an apprentice to the said McCorkle, to learn the trade, Business and art of a farmer, and with him to dwell and remain, and serve until he the said Jacob Moore shall attain his full age Twenty one years, during all of which time he the said Jacob Moore 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 Henry McCorkle, in consideration of the faithful service to be performed by the said Jacob Moore doth hereby covenant, promise and agree with the said overseers and their successors in office, that he the said Jacob Moore, his said apprentice in the Trade, art and mystery of a farmer, 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 Henry McCorkle doth covenant and agree with the said overseers of the poor and their successors in offices during the said term, that he the said Henry McCorkle, 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 Henry McCorkle, for the services of the said apprentice, should pay at the expiration of his the said Jacob Morris apprenticeship the sum of Twenty dollars in money, and a suit of Clothes worth Twenty dollars, the said Henry McCorkle doth hereby also covenant and agree to and with the said overseers of the poor and their successors 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 Henry McCorkle have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals, this 14 day of may 1853.
John G. Pole (L.S.) H. McCorkle (L.S.)