This Indenture, made the 26th day of June 1833, between James R [Rirly?] and [Jos Slogh?] gentlemen, overseers of the poor of the parish of Frederick and corporation of winchester, or the one part, and Daniel [Paggart?] of the said corporation of the other part Witnesseth, That the said overseers, in consequence of the said authority in them vested by law, [crossed out] and pursuant to an order of the court of the [blank] aforesaid dated [end crossed out] [blank] have put, placed and bound, and by these presents do put, place and bind, William a free negro boy unto the said Daniel [Paggart?] with him to dwell and serve after the manner of an apprentice, until he shall arrive at and attain the full age of 21 years, (the said apprentice being ten years old the 25th day of December last past,) during all which time the said apprentice his said master well and faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, and his lawful commands at all times readily obey; hurt to his said master he shall not do, nor willingly suffer the same to be done by others; but henceforth shall notify him thereof. The goods of his said master he shall not waste or embezzle, nor them lend without orders from his said master. From the service of his said master he shall not at any time depart or absent himself without permission, and in all and every thing and things he shall truly, honestly, and faithfully demean himself towards his said master as a good and faithful apprentice ought to do.
In consideration Whereof, the said Daniel [Paggart?] on his part and behalf, doth hereby covenant, promise and agree, to and with the said overseers and their successors, that he will constantly find and provide for the said apprentice good wholesome diet, clothing, and cleanly washing and lodging, suitable to this degree during the whole term of servitude, [crossed out] and that he will teach, or cause the said apprentice to be taught, to read, write, and cypher as far as the rule of three, and the [blank] of a [blank], within the said term, [end crossed out] and at the expiration thereof pay and allow him the sum of Twelve Dollars for his freedom dues. In witness whereof, the parties aforesaid have to these presents interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals, the day and year first above written.
SIGNED AND SEALED IN THE PRESENCE OF
J. W. Hagle James R [Rirly?] [Jos Slogh?] Daniel Paggart