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This indenture made this 15th day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty between Jones Carr Bowers and Jese Parker overseers of the poor of Nottoway Parish (lower district) of the county of So.hampton of the one parts and Tho [Williams?] of the said county & Parish of the pother parts Witmesseth that the sd Tho Jones Carr Bowers & Jese Parker overseers of the poor aforesaid hath put placed and bound a free negro boy of the age of twelve years old called Moses Chappel to be an apprentice with him the said Tho Williams to divide from the date of these presents untill the said Moses Chappel shall come to the age of twenty one years one old. according to the act of the General Assembly in that case made and provided which time and time the said Moses Chappel shall the said Tho Williamshis said master will & faithfully serve in all such lawful business as the sd Moses Chappel shall be put unto by his s.d Master according to the wit & ability of him the said Moses Chappel and honestly &