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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 & obediently in all things shall behave himself towards his s.d master and honestly & orderly towards the rest of the family of the s.d Tho Williams & the s.d Tho Williams for his part for himself his [Ectns?] & adm.ns dothe hereby promise and covenant to and with s.d overseers of the poor and every of them their and every of their [Ectns?] & of their and every of their successors for the time being & to & with the s.d Moses Chappel the s.d Tho Williams shall the s.d Moses Chappel in craft mistery &