Indenture of Negro America George to George Corben and Susannah his wife - 2 March 1705 - transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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This indenture made the 2nd day of March in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and five between Mr. Georg Corben and Sussanah his wife of the one party and Peter Georg Free Negro of the other the other party witnesseth that the said Peter Georg hath and doth by these presents bind as an apprentice unto the said Georg Corben and Susanah his wife their heirs executors or assignees one Mallato or Negro child called, Amarrica Georg daughter to the said Peter Georg and Mary his wife being now about one year and two months old untill she the said Amarica Georg shall attain to the full age of twenty one years to serve the said Corben his heirs executors etc. in all manner of lawfull employments as they or either of them their heirs executors etc. shall from time to time and at all times set her about during the said time in consideration of which the said Georg Corben that is during the said time to find the said Amarrica Georg sufficient meat drink washing lodging and apparell and at the expiration of the said twenty one years to pay and deliver her the said Amarica Georg one cow calf or to the value there of to which we set our hands and seals the day and year above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us,
March the 2nd 1705,
This day acknowledged by both parties as their real acts and deeds before me.
Northampton, November the 29th 1708.
The above indenture was acknowledged in open court of the above said county by Robert Howson as an attorney of Peter Georg Negro to be the real act and deed of the said Peter Georg Negro unto the above said Georg Corben and at the request of the said Corben it is ordered to be recorded.
Teste - Robert Howson Clk. Cur.
Recorded - Robert Howson CCC Northampton
Walczyk, Frank V. Northampton County Orders & Wills 1689-1710, Vol. II 1704-1710. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2001, p. 117, 118.
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