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This Indenture made this 3rd day of May in the year 1852 Between Jerry Jackson a free man of colour, of the County of Frederick of the one part and John Coe of the said county of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Jerry Jackson by notice of an order of the County Court of Frederick made at its May term for 1852 has put placed and bound and by these presents do put place and bind his son John Jackson a free boy of of colour aged twelve years on the said 3rd day of May 1852 to be an apprentice with him the said John Coe, and as a apprentice with him the said John Coe to dwell from the date of these presents until the said John Jackson shall come to the age of twenty one years, according to the act of the General Assembly of Virginia, in the case made and provided. By and during all which time and term the said John Jackson shall the said John Coe his said Master will and faithfully serve in all such lawful business as the said John Jackson shall be put unto by his said Master according to the power, wit and ability of him the said John Jackson and honestly and obediently in all things shall behave himself towards the rest of the family of the said John Coe, and the said John Coe for his part for himself his executors administrators doth hereby promise and covenant to ans with the said Jerry Jackson and to and with the said John Jackson, and their heirs executors administrators or assigns that he said John Coe, shall the said John Jackson cause to be instructed in the business of farming after the best manner that he can or may and the said John Coe shall also find and allow unto the said apprentice sufficient meat, drink apparel washing lodging and all other things needful for an apprentice during the term aforesaid, and also that the said John Coe shall pay unto the said Jerry Jackson the sum of thirty dollars in the 25th day of December next and the further sum of ten dollars on the 3rd of March 1857 and that he shall pay unto the said John Jackson the apprentice the further sum of Twenty dollars on the day that he arrives at age. In Witness whereof the said Jerry