Indenture of
Sylvan B. Miller  to  A. E. Kinsley

Received for Record in the office of the Recorder of Shelby County Indiana
April 5th 1852 at 9 O’clock A.M.
Recorded in deed Book T page 216 John S. Campbell Recorder

            This Indenture Witnesseth That Samuel H. Miller of Shelby County, and state of Indiana, hath put and placed and by these presents doth put and bind out his son Sylvan Buel Miller and the said Sylvan Buel Miller doth hereby put place and bind out himself, as an Apprentice to Augustus E. Kinsley to learn the are trade and Mystery of a Farmer which he the said E. A. Kinsley now useth.
            The said Samuel B. Miller to dwell with and serve the said E.A. Kinsley after the manner of an Apprentice, from the day of the date hereof until the tenth day of February A.D. 1863 which will be in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty three at which time the said apprentice, if he shall be living, will be twenty one years of age. During all which time, the said apprentice shall well and faithfully serve his said Master; Keep his secrets, and every where at all times readily obey his lawful commands; he shall do no damage to his said Master, nor willfully suffer any to be done by others, and if any to his   knowledge be intended, he shall give his said Master reasonable notice thereof.
            He shall not waste the Goods of his said Master, not lend them unlawfully to any one; he shall not play at Cards Dice or any other unlawful game; he shall not contract matrimony during the said term; he shall not haunt or frequent taverns or tippling houses or places of gaming, he shall not absent himself from the service of his said Master but shall in all things and at all times carry and behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice ought to do, during the whole term aforesaid.
            And the said Augustus E. Kinsley on his part, doth hereby covenant promise and agree to teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be taught and instructed to read and write and cypher as far as the Rule of three, if the said apprentice be capable to learn; And also to teach and instruct the said apprentice in the Art Trade and Mystery of a Farmer in the best way and Manner he can; and well and faithfully to find and provide for the said Apprentice, good and sufficient Meat drink and Clothing and Lodging, and other necessaries fit and convenient for such an apprentice, during the term aforesaid, and at the expiration thereof shall give unto the said apprentice, two suits of wearing Apparel, on suitable for Sundays, and the other suitable for working days.
            In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the twenty seventh day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty-two.
Samuel H. Miller     (SEAL)

Syned sealed and delivered in presence of
            Thos Silcox     Ethan Bliven
            Sylvan Buel Miller     Augustus E. Kinsley     (SEAL)

The within named Sylvan Buel Miller was born in Sugar Creek Township Shelby Co. Indiana His Mothers maiden name was Jane Ensley

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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