Elijah  Franklin  Fleming
Indenture  From
Robert  Badger

          This Indenture Witnesseth that  Robert Badger  of Shelby County and State of Indiana hath put and placed and by these presents doth put and bind out his daughter  July Ann Badger  a minor - aged thirteen years and five months and the said July Ann Badger doth hereby put place and bind out herself to  Elijah F Fleming  the said July Ann to dwell with and serve the said Elijah F. Fleming from the day of the date hereof untill the Twenty second day of May which will be in the year eighteen hundred and fifty six at which time the said July Ann if she shall be living will be Eighteen years of age   During all which time the said July ann[sic] shall well ad faithfully serve her said Master and everywhere at all times readily obey his lawful Commands she shall do no damage to her said Mater nor will she suffer any to be cone by others and if any to her knowledge be intended she shall give her said Master reasonable notice thereof She shall not waste the goods of her said Master nor lend them unlawfully to any.   She shall not absent herself from the service of her said master without his consent but shall in all things and at all times in a proper manner behave herself during the whole term aforesaid and the Said Elijah F. Fleming on his part doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Robert Badger and July Ann Badger that he will give the said July Ann fifteen months schooling during the said term and cause her to be taught and instructed to read and write and to understand and use arithmetic as far as the double rule of three inclusive if the said July Ann be capable to learn during the said term of fifteen months schooling and also that he will find and provide for the Said July ann good and sufficient meet drink lodging and appearel and other necessary sentable and proper for the said July ann during the term aforesaid
In Testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the first day of November in the year Eighteen hundred and fifty one
Robert Badger   {{ seal }}
E. F. Fleming   {{ seal }}
State of Indiana   {{ seal }}
Shelby County     {{ seal }}
Be it remembered that the above named Robert Badger and Elijah F. Fleming came this day personally before me the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the County and State above mentioned and severally acknowledged the within Indenture to be their voluntary act and deed for the purposed therein specified In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by Notarial seal this first day of November A D 1851
James Harrison
Notary Public
Recorded November 1st 1851   John S Campbell Recorder

Transcribed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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