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This Indenture, MADE the 9 day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four BETWEEN W H [Heit?] one of the Overseers of the Poor of Corporation of [illegible], of the one part, and William L Beuk of the same County, of the other poar: Witnesseth, That the said Overseer, in consequence of the powers in him vested by law, and pursuant to an order of the Court of the Corporation aforesaid, dated March 4 1854, hath put, placed, and bound, and by these presents dos put, place, and bind Lucinda Newman a free negro girl unto the said William L Beuk with him to dwell, and serve after the manner of an apprentice, until She shall arrive at and attain the full age of Eighteen years, (he said Lucinda being fifteen years old the day of March [first?] (1854) during all which time the apprentice her said Master well and faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, and his lawful commands at all times readily obey; hurt to the said William L Beuk shall not do, nor willingly suffer the sams to be done by others; but henceforth shall notify him thereof.