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This Indenture, made the 24th of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eighteen hundred and 42, between Isaac [illegible] & Joseph [Hagh?] by virtue of authority vested in them as Overseers of the Poor of Frederick County; as also by virtue of an order of the Corporation Court of Winchester dated [November?] court, 1842, of the one part, and Samuel Brown of the Corporation of Winchester of the other part -- Witnesseth: That the said [illegible] [illegible and Joseph [Hagh?] hath put and placed Thomas a free Negro Boy aged Eight years, the [illegible] April 1843 Apprentice to the said Samuel Brown with him after the manner of an Apprentice to serve fromthis 24th day of Nov 1842 until he attain the age of twenty-one years, which will be in April 1851, during which term the said Apprentice his Master faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, his lawful commands every where gladly obey. He shall do no damage to his said master, nor suffer it to be done by others, without letting or giving notice thereof to his said master. He shall not waste his said master's goods, nor lend them unlawfully to any; he shall not commit fornication, nor contract matrimony within the said term; at cards, dice, or any other unlawful game he shall not play, whereby his master may have damage.. With his own, nor the goods of others, during the term, without license from his said master, he shall neither buy or sell. He shall not absent himself day or night from his said master's service, without leave, nor haunt ale-houses, taverns or play-houses; but in all things, as a faithful Apprentice he shall behave himself towards his said master and all his, during the said term; and the said master during the said term, shall by all means he can, teach or cause to be taught, the said Apprentice, the Trade or Profession of a [blank] and also to provide for said Apprentice, sufficient Meat, Drink Clothing, and Lodgin fitting for an Apprentice, [crossed out] and also within the term aforesaid [end crossed out] The said Brown [crossed out] Schooling, and at the expiration of the term [end crossed out], agreeing to [pay?] on the year in which he shall [wash?] the [aged?] of Thirteen years The sum of five Dollars and [illegible] additional [illegible] [five?] dollars for each [illegible] thereafter [illegible] he shall aim at the [illegible] Twenty one years the said [illegible] of [illegible]. Except for the last year to [illegible] and to the Overseer of the poor, and the [illegible] [crossed out] For the true performance of all and singular the said covenants and agreements either of the said parties bind themselves unto the other by these presents. [end crossed out] [illegible] the last year, [with?] the forty dollars, to be paid to the said Bay [Herman?], for the [illegible] all and [illegible] the said covenant and agreement Either of the said [illegible] bind them [illegible] unto the other by this presents

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of Isaac [illegible] Jos Slogh Samuel Brown