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Indenture of Apprenticeship
State of North Carolina
Beaufort County

This Indenture, made the 21st. day of November 1865 between 2nd Lieut. Josiah George Hort 30th Regt U.S.C.I. of the first part and Wyriott B.  Windley of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Josiah George Hort doth put place and bind into the said Wyriott B. Windley an orphan named Samuel Houston aged twelve years as a domestic and farm servant to live after the manner of an apprentice and servant until the said apprentice shall attain the age of twenty one years during all of which time the said apprentice his master faithfully shall serve and his lawful commands every where obey.
And the said Wyriott B. Windley doth covenant and promise and agree that he will teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be taught and instructed to read and write and that he will constantly find and provide for said apprentice during the term aforesaid sufficient diet, washing, lodging and apparel fitting for an apprentice and also all other things necessary both in sickness and health

In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have set their hands and seals the day and year above written

J.G. Hort 2nd. Lieut (seal)
30th Regt U.S.C.I.
Asst Supt of Freedmen, Beaufort Co.

[[left margin]] This Indenture to expire on the 21st day of November 1874
J.G. Hort
2nd Lieut
30th U.S.C.I. [[/left margin]]
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