Indenture binding Wm. Dorman to Joseph Lee [apprenticeship to saddler]

Indenture binding Wm. Dorman to Joseph Lee [apprenticeship to saddler]

1801. 1 handwritten document, folded. On 29 June, 1801, William Dorman, son of Jesse Dorman, of Gloucester Co., N.J., was apprenticed to Joseph Lee, saddler, of Salem Co., N.J., until Nov. 1, 1806, when Dorman would reach the age of 21. The requirements of both the master, Joseph Lee, and the new apprentice, William Dorman, are explained. Dorman had to keep his master's secrets and could not play cards or dice, "frequent taverns or ale houses," or marry. Lee had to teach Dorman "in the art and occupation" of saddlery and give him 3 months of "Day Schooling at an English School," as well as feed, house, and clothe him. Signed by William Darmon, Jesse Darmon, and Joseph Lee; witnessed by Mark Winter and Jacob Stretch. In Very Good Condition: one horizontal and two vertical folds; partially separated along the folds without loss of text; a clear, legible hand. Very Good. Item #007298

Price: $250.00

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