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tion, benefit and allowance, either within or at the end of the term, as the county commissioners may think reasonable. All considerations of money, or other things paid or allowed by the master, in the contract, must be paid or secured to the sole use of the minor." It is the duty of the parents, or other party approving the indenture, to inquire into the treatment of the apprentice, and prosecute the master or mistress in the Probate Court, for cruelty, neglect or breach of covenant; and upon the hearing the court may annul the indenture. Action may also be brought in the District Court, by or on behalf of the apprentice or servant, for damages, on a breach of the contract; and on such action the minor may also be discharged from the service, and may thereupon be bound anew.” If the minor unlawfully depart from the service of the master, upon complaint on oath he may be brought before a justice, by warrant, and returned to the master, or committed to the county jail.” If he be guilty of gross misbehavior, or of wilful neglect, or refusal to do his duty, on application to the Probate Court, the master may be discharged from the contract; the apprentice or his guardian or parent being liable for the costs. The death of the master or mistress concludes the contract, and the minor may be bound out anew."

WASHINGTON.

The statutes of Washington do not make provision for apprentices, further than that in the poor-laws, it is provided that if a minor is likely to become chargeable to the county, it is the duty of the county commissioners to bind such minor as an apprentice, to some respectable householder of the county by written indenture.”

1 Statutes O. 897-400. 4 id. * id. * Laws Wash. 896, ld.

FORMS.

Apprentice’s Indenture.

This indenture witnesseth: That James Knox, of the city of Marysville, in the county of Yuba, and state of California, now aged fifteen years, by and with the consent of John Knox, his father [or, mother, his father being dead, or, being legally incao: or, having abandoned or neglected to provide for his amily] endorsed upon this indenture, hath voluntarily, and of his own free-will and accord, put and bound himself apprentice to Henry Jones, of the city of San Francisco, to learn the art, trade and mystery of a baker; and as an apprentice to serve from this date, for, and during, and until the full end and term of four years next ensuing, [or, until the said James Knox shall have attained the age of twenty-one years, which will be on the day of , in the year 18 ,] during all which time the said apprentice shall serve his master faithfully, honestly, and industriously; his secrets keep, and lawful commands everywhere readily obey; at all times protect and *.*. the goods and property of his said master, and not suffer or allow any to be injured or wasted. He shall not buy, sell, or traffic, with his own goods, or the goods of others, nor be absent from his said master's service, day or night, without leave; but in all things behave himself as a faithful apprentice ought to do, during the said term. And the said master shall clothe and provide for the said apprentice in sickness and in health, and o him with suitable food and clothing; and shall use and employ the utmost of his endeavors to teach, or cause him, the said apprentice, to be taught or instructed, in the art, trade, or mystery of a baker; and also cause the said apprentice, within such term, to be instructed to read and write, and to be taught in the general rules of arithmetic, or in lieu thereof, that he will send the said James Knox to school, three months of each year of the period of this indenture. [If necessary, insert here: And the . Henry Jones acknowledges that he has received, with the said James Knox from John Knox his father, [or, mother, the sum of dollars, as a compensation for his instruction, as above mentioned; or: And the said Henry Jones further agrees to pay to the said James Knox the following sums of money, viz.: for the first year of his service dollars per month; for the second year of his service dollars per month ; and for every subsequent year, until the expiration of his term of service, dollars per month; which said payments are to be made on the first day of each month in each year.]

And for the true performance of all and singular the covenants and agreements aforesaid, the said parties bind themselves, each unto the other, firmly by these presents. In witness whereof, the parties aforesaid have hereunto set their hands and seals, the fifth day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty. Signed sealed and delivered in JAMES KNox. [L. s.] presence of WILLIAM DORAN. HENRY JoNEs. [L. s.]

Consent of Father or Mother.

I, John Knox, father of the within named James Knox, a minor, do hereby consent to, and approve of the binding of my son the said James Knox, as in the above [or, within] indenture mentioned. Dated the 5th day of May, in the year 1860. JoHN KNox.

Justice's Certificate, where Mother gives Consent.

I, B.C., a justice of the peace of the city and county of San Francisco, do certify, that i. father of the infant named in the within indenture, is dead, [or, is not in legal capacity to give his consent thereto; or, has abandoned and neglected to provide for his family.] Dated the day of , 1860. B. C., Justice of the Peace.

Consent of Guardian.

I.C. G. Bryant, the guardian, duly appointed, of Geo. Bruce, in the within indenture named, do certify, that the father and mother of the said Geo. Bruce are dead, so that the father of the said Geo. Bruce is dead, and that the mother of the said Geo. Bruce is not in legal capacity to give her consent to the said indenture of apprenticeship;] and that I do hereby consent, as his guardian, . he, the said Geo. Bruce, may bind himself in and by the said indenture.

Dated the first day of May, 1859.

C. G. BRYANT, guardian of the said Geo. Bruce, a minor.

Certificate of Consent of the Supervisors of the County, two Justices of the Peace of the County, or Judge of the Probate Court of the County in which the Infant resides.

We, the undersigned, the supervisors of the county of by A. B. their president, duly authorized by us to sign for us [or, two justices of the peace of the county of ; or, I, the undersigned, the o: judge of the court of county, where the within named G. B. resides, do certify, that the said G. B. has no parent living, [or, no parent in legal capacity to #. consent to the within indenture; or, no father living, and

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is mother is not in legal capacity to give consent to the within indenture, and that he has no guardian, and that we, the said supervisors so justices; or, I the said jo do consent that the said C. D. may bind himself in and by the said indenture.

Dated May 1, 1859.

The supervisors of the county of ". A. B., their pres: ident. Or, C. D., Justice, &c., E. F., Justice, &c.

Or, G. H., Probate Judge.

Agreement of the Father where he becomes responsible for the

Apprentice. This indenture, made the day of , in the year one thousand eight hundred and , between E B K, of, &c.,

and M M B, of, &c., witnesseth : That the said E B K, in consideration of the covenant and agreement hereinafter mentioned, doth, by these presents, put and bind his son, E M P, to the said M M B, to learn the art, trade, and mystery of a baker, and as an apprentice to serve from this date, for, and during, and until the full end and term of five years next ensuing, to the best of his power and skill, faithfully and honestly, in all lawful business and matters that the said M MB may direct; and the said E B K doth hereby covenant and agree with the said M M B, that the said E M P shall in all things well and truly serve the said M M B during the said term, according to the conditions of the indenture this day executed by the said E M P and M M B, with my written consent thereupon endorsed; and the said M M B doth covenant and agree with the said E M P, to pay to the said E M P the sum of dollars, on the first day of each and every month during the term aforesaid.

In witness whereof, the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered in presence of C M D.

E B K. [L. s.]
M. M. B. [L. s.]

The Same, Endorsed upon the Indenture.

In consideration of the covenants and agreements to be performed by M M B to and with my son, E M P, specified and contained in the within indenture, I do hereby bind myself to the said M M B, for the true and faithful performance and observance, by the said E M P, of the matters and things by him to be performed and observed in and by the said indenture; and I do hereby covenant to and with the said M M B, that the said EMP shall, in all things, well and truly perform and observe the same. In witness whereof, I have hereunto put my hand and seal, the day of, &c. In presence of C M D. E B K. [L. s.]

Servant's Iudenture.

This indenture witnesseth: That Mary Flynn, of the town of, &c., now aged twelve years, by and with the consent of A. Flynn, of the town aforesaid, her father, [or, mother, &c.,] has voluntarily and of her own accord, hired and bound herself to Aaron Johnson, as a domestic servant, to serve from the date hereof, for and until the full end and term of six years next ensuing;sor, until she shall have attained the age of eighteen years, which will be on the day of , 18 ;] durin aii which time the said servant shall serve her master foi. and industriously; all lawful commands everywhere readily obey; and protect and preserve the goods and property of her said master, and not suffer or allow any to be injured or wasted: she shall not be absent from service without leave; and in all things, and at all times, shall behave as a faithful servant ought to do. . And the said Aaron Johnson shall and will furnish and provide the said serwant, during the continuance of the said term, with suitable and . sufficient food and clothing, and cause her, within the said term, to be instructed to read and write, and to be taught the general rules of arithmetic, or, in lieu thereof, that he will send said Mary Flynn to school three months of each year of the period of this indenture, and will pay to her monthly during her term of service, on the first day of each month the sum of dollars; and for the true performance of all and singular the covenants and agreements aforesaid, the said parties bind themselves, each unto the other, firmly by these presents.

In witness, &c., [signed by the parties, and endorsed with the consent of father, or mother, or guardian, as the case may be.]

Contract of Service by a Minor coming from another Country or State, and o ry

This indenture, made the day of, &c., between C B, an infant under the age of twenty-one years, to wit, of the age of seventeen years, on the day of last, coming from the county of Cork, in Ireland, a foreign country beyond sea, and

'The execution of the contract should be acknowledged before a public magistrate or other officer authorized to administer oaths.

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