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William and John Riddle, Orphans
Apprenticed to
John N. Smart and Isaac Ellis, 1856

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm
Loose Records #9240
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

© 2002

I Geo W. Allen Judge of the County Court of Sumner do hereby bind unto John N. Smart an orphan of the age six years by the name of William Riddle to live and work as apprentice until he attains? the age twenty one years during which time the said William Riddle shall obey the lawful commands and faithfully serve the said John N. Smart and be in all respects subject to his authority and control according to law and his duty as apprentice.
And the said John N. Smart on his part covenant that he will teach and instruct the said William Riddle in the trade and occupation of a Farmer and to read and write and cipher to the rule of three and will eventually find for the said William Riddle sufficient dect. lodging washing and apparel and other necessities suited to an apprentice both in sickness and in health and also take care of his morals and treat him with humanity and at the end of his time give him a Horse Saddle & bridle worth seventy five dollars and good and gentel suit of clothes complete.
This 7th day July 1856.
Geo. W. Allen (Seal)
John N. Smart (Seal)

I Geo. W. Allen Judge of the County Court of Sumner County do hereby bind John Riddle an orphan boy of the age of ten years to Isaac Ellis to live and work as apprentice until he attains the age of twenty one years during which time the said John Riddle shall obey the lawful commands and faithfully serve the said Isaac Ellis and be in all things subject to his authority and control according to law and his duty as apprentice.  And the said Isaac Ellis convenants on his part that he will teach and control the said John in the occupation of a Farmer and to read and write and cipher to the rule of three ____ ____ the ____ to be done if he has sufficient capacity.  And he will also eventually find for the said John sufficient dect. lodging washing and apparel and other necessities suited to an apprentice both in sickness and in health and also take care of his morals and treat him with humanity and at the end of the term will give him a Horse Sadle Bridle worth one hundred & seventy five dollars a suit of clothes worth  forty five dollars and fifty dollars in money.  This 1st day of Sept in 1856.
Geo. W. Allen (Seal)
Isaac Ellis (Seal) 


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