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Reid, John, Jr. Indenture of apprenticeship with Robert Livingston, Jr., merchant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02668 Author/Creator: Reid, John, Jr. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Document signed Date: 1742/11/01 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.4 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: The indenture sets the terms of John Reid, Jr.' s apprenticeship with Robert Livingston, Jr. to learn the trade of a merchant for 5 years. It commands Reid to obey his master's every command, to maintain his secrets and confidence, and to abstain from marriage (among other things) during the course of his apprenticeship. Signed by John Reid and John Reid, Jr.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceIndentured ServantServantContractMarriage

Sub Era: The Thirteen Colonies

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