Apprenticeship Indenture Document, 1789 Signed by Justice Isaac Howell

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Apprenticeship Indenture Document, 1789 Signed by Justice Isaac Howell
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1789. Issued Indenture certifying that Ann M. Wohler "voluntarily, and of her own free Will and Accord, put herself Apprentice to Hannah Burgess," for a term of three years. The document then describes and outlines the relationship between Apprentice and Mistress, asserting that the Apprentice "faithfully shall serve" her Mistress, "her Secrets keep, her lawful Commands every where readily obey." The Apprentice will "not commit Fornication, nor contract Matrimony within the said Term. She shall not play at Cards, Dice, or any other unlawful Game," among other stipulations. In turn, the Mistress "shall use the utmost of her Endeavour to teach" the Apprentice in the trade of "House Work." Black text, names of Apprentice and Mistress may differ slightly due to handwriting legibility, also in black. Signed by the Mistress, Hannah Burgess at bottom right near seal, Signed by Isaac Howell as "one of the Justices for the County" at bottom left. Isaac Howell (1722-1797) was a member of the Committee of Correspondence, and on July 15th, 1774 was a Deputy for the City and County of Philadelphia at the Provincial Meeting of Deputies. He was also authorized by the Continental Congress to sign and number bills of credit to the amount of $4 million. He served the public of Philadelphia as Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Quarter Sessions, and the Orphan's Court, and also served as Street Commissioner. Fine-VF condition with toning and archival repairs on back at center. Printed by Zachariah Paulson. Rare and unique piece of early American history.