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This indenture made this the 2nd day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five between Jesse Parker and John Davis overseers of the poor of the lower district of Nottaway Parish in the county of Southampton of the one part and Elijah Helms of the aforesaid county and parish witnesseth that the said overseers of the poor have put, placed, and bound and by these presents; do put, place, and bind John Buck (FN) of the age of eighteen years to be an apprentice with him the said Elijah Helms to dwell from the date of these presents until the said John Buck shall come to the age of twenty one years according the act of general assembly in that case made and provided, by and during all which term and time the said John Buck shall the said Elijah Helms his said master according to the power wit and ability of him