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

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

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

Keywords/Subjects: Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Indentured Servant, Servant, Contract, Marriage

Sub Era: The 13 Colonies Early Settlements