Indenture  of

Samuel  Baxter  Scull
John  Scull

Overseers of Poor to Indenture
Robt. B. Peak upon Martha Stewart
Recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County Indiana July 3d 1841
In Deed Book J. page 136 Milton Robins Recorder


Overseers of Poor To Indenture

John Scull

Recorded in the office of the Recorder of Shelby County Indiana May 4th 1842

In Deed Book J page 164 Milton Robins Recorder


This indenture made and entered into on the fourth day of March April in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and forty two by and between John Ballard and Samuel Love overseers of the poor in Liberty township Shelby County and State of Indiana of the one part and John Scull of the county and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said overseers of the poor have this day bound unto the said John Scull as his apprentice a certain orphen boy whose father is dead and his mother does not reside in this state by the name of Samuel Baxter Scull aged four years six months and nine days. We the said overseers of the poor doth hereby bind the said Samuel B. Scull unto the said John Scull to serve him as his apprentice until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years being the term of sixteen years five months and twenty one days Said apprentice has to serve and the said John Scull is hereby authorised to use and exercise all the powers and authority over the time and services of the said Samuel B. Scull that a master may or can lawfully and legally exercise over his apprentice agreeable to the laws of Indiana and the said John Scull on his part doth bind himself to board said apprentice and find him a sufficiency of decent comfortable clothing during the term of his apprenticeship and also to give said apprentice a good decent suit of cloth cloths to be worth forty dollars at the end of his apprenticeship and the said John Scull is further bound to instruct or cause to be instructed the above named apprentice in Spelling Reading wrightin and arithmatic as fore as the Rule of three and the said John Scull doth further bind himself to instruct or caus said apprentice to be instructed in the art and secret of carding sheeps wool and pulling and dying and drying woolen cloth that said apprentice shall be enabled to execute both the above branches of business in a neet and workman like manner in testimony of the foregoing indenture the above named John Scull and also the above named overseers of the poor have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Witness present Samuel Baxter William Randel

John Scull John Ballard his X mark Samuel Love (SEAL) Overseers of the Poor

Contributed by Barb Huff

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