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Indenture of Apprenticeship
State of North Carolina
Beaufort County

This Indenture, made the 22nd day of November 1865 between 2nd Lieut Josiah George Hort 30th Regt U.S.C.I. of the one part and John Robert Eborn of the other part, Witnessed that the said Josiah George Hort doth put place and bind with the said John Robert Eborn two orphans named Mary Ann Eborn aged eleven years and Benjamin Spelman aged five years as domestic and general farm servants, to live after the manner of apprentices and servants until they shall attain the age of twenty one years respectively, during all of which time the said apprentices their master faithfully shall serve and his lawful commands every where obey. And the said John Robert Eborn doth covenant and promise and agree that he will teach and instruct the said apprentices or cause them to be taught and instructed to read and write and that he will constantly find and provide for said apprentices sufficient diet, washing, lodging and apparel fitting for apprentices during the tenure aforesaid 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 (Seal)

[[left margin]] This indenture to expire on the 22nd day of November 1875 and 1878 respectively J.G. Hort 2nd Lieut 30th U.S.C.I. [[/left margin]]
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