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This Indenture made the 4 day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, between Samuel Willson & Jas Syke Overseers of the Poor for the County of Rockbridge, of the one part, and A. J. Vanpitt of said county, of the other part, witnesseth, that the said Overseers of the Poor, as aforesaid, by virtue of an order of the Court of the aforesaid county, bearing date the 4 day of August 1840 have put, placed and bound, and by these presents do put, place and bind James M. Holmes of the age of three years to be an apprentice with him the said Andrew J. Vanpitt and as an apprentice with him the said Vanpitt to dwell from the date of these presents untill the said Holmes shall attain the age of Twenty one years according to the act of the General Assembly in that case made and provided; by and during all which time and term, the said Holmes shall the said Vanpitt his said master, well and faithfully serve, in all such lawful business as the said Holmes shall be put unto by his said master, according to the power, wit and ability of him the said Holmes and honestly and obediently in all things shall behave himself towards his said master, and honestly and orderly towards the rest of the family of the said Vanpitt And the said Vanpitt for his part, for himself, his Executors and Administrators, doth hereby promise and covenant to and with the said Overseers of the Poor, and every of them, their and every of their Executors and Administrators, and their and every of their successors for the time being, and to and with the said Holmes that he the said Vanpitt shall instruct the said Holmes in the occupation of a House servant & farming. And the said Vanpitt shall also find and allow unto the said apprentice sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, lodging, and all other things needful or meet for an apprentice, during the time aforesaid. And also that the said Vanpitt will moreover, pay the said Holmes the sum of Ninety dollars in cash as follows*, and a good new suit of clothes, such as he may choose, to be worth at least Twenty five dollars, on the expiration of the aforesaid term. In witness whereof, the parties have interchangeably set their hands and seals to these presents the day and year first above written. Samuel Wills L.S. James Lyle L.S. Andrew J. Vanpitt L.S. *Ten dollars for each year for the years 1853 54 & 55} 30 Fifteen dollars for each year 1856 & 57} 30 & Thirty dollars for the year 1858, which year he will be free} 30 $90