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This Indenture, made the 22 day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one between [Mary?] Russell one of the Overseers of the Poor of Frederick County, of the one part, and Sammuel R. Atwell of the same County [illegible], of the other part: Witnesseth, That the said Overseer, in the consequence of the powers in him vested, and pursuant to an order of the Court witnesseth aforesaid, dated 2sd Day march 1861, hath put, placed and bound, and by these presents doth put, place and bind Henry Bill [illegible] unto the said Samuel R Atwell with him to dwell, and serve after the manner of an apprentice, until he shall arrive at and attain the full age of twenty one years, (the said Henry Bil lbeing three years old the 2sd day of March) during all which time the said apprentice the said S R Atewell well and faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, and all lawful commands at all times readily obey; hurt to the said Samuel R Atwell shall not do, nor willingly suffer the same to be done by others, but henceforth shall notify him thereof; the goods of the said Samuel R Atwell shall not waste or embezzle, nor lend them without orders from the said Samuel R Atwell; from the service of the said Samuel R Atwell shall not at any time depart or absent himself without his permission, and in all and every thing and things he shall truly, honestly and faithfully demean himself towards the said Samuel R Atwell as a good and faithful apprentice ought to do. In consideration whereof, The said Samuel R Atwell on his part and behalf, doth hereby covenant, promise and agree, to and with the said Overseer and his successors, that he will constantly find and provide for said apprentice good wholesome diet, clothing and cleanly washing and lodging, suitable to his degree, during the whole term of servitude, and that he will teach, or cause the said apprentice to be taught, and instructed in all such services as is taught to wit & and to pay to the said Henry Bill son of Emily Bill color woman the sum of twenty four dollar, when he is of age