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E. F., of Crescent City, California, witnesseth : That the said C. B., in pursuance of the statute in such case made, and in consideration of the covenants hereinafter contained, binds himself to serve the said E. F., from the day of the date hereof, until the full end and term of four years; [or, until the said C. B. shall be twenty-one years of age, which will be on the day of 2 in the year ;] during which term the said C. B. shall well and faithfully serve the said E. F. and his assigns, in all such lawful business as he shall be put to by the said E. F. or his assigns, to the utmost of the power and ability of the said C. B., and at all times behave himself honestly and obediently to the said E. F. and his assigns. And the said E. F. covenants on his part, and agrees to and with the said C. B., that he, the said E. F. will find and allow to the said C. B. suitabic and sufficient food and clothing, and all other necessaries during the said term. In witness whereof, the parties have hereto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written. C. B. [L. s.] E. F. [L. s.]
State of California, | -
On the day of , in the year , personally came before me, C. B., to me known to be the person who executed the within contract, and on a private examination before me, acknowledged that the said contract was made and executed by him freely, for the purposes therein mentioned.
E. MAsoN, Justice of the Peace.
Complaint by Master against Apprentice for Absenting Himself. To T. S. Pomeroy, Esquire, the county judge of the county of Del Norte: I, E F, of the town of Crescent city, in said county, tinner, hereby make complaint to you, that C #, an apprentice lawfully bound to serve me, the said E. F., whose term of service is still unexpired, has unlawfully departed and absented himself from said service without permission, and neglects to serve me, as by law and the terms of his indenture of apprenticeship he is required. - E. F. Dated the day of , 1860.
Del Norte County, ss: E F, the above named complainant, being duly sworn, deposes and says, that the facts and circumstances stated and set forth in the said complaint are true. - E. F. Sworn to before me, this day of , 1860. E. MASON, Justice of the Peace.
Warrant on the foregoing Complaint.
State of California, Del Norte County, The people of the state of California to the sheriff or any constable or police officer of said county, greeting: Complaint has been made to me, T. S. Pomeroy, county judge of said county, upon the oath of E F, of , in said county, timer, that § B, an apprentice lawfully bound to serve the said EF, whose term of service is still unexpired, has unlawfully departed and absented himself from said service without permissign, and neglects to serve the said E F, as by law and the terms of his indenture of apprenticeship he is required: . Now, therefore, you are hereby commanded forthwith to apprehend the said CB, and bring him before me, at my chambers, in Crescent . to answer to the said E F and be dealt with according to 3W. Given under my hand, this day of . , 1860. T. S. PomeRoy, County Judge of Del Norte County.
Commitment of an Apprentice absenting Himself without Permission.
State of California, Del Norte County, | SS : The people of the state of California to the sheriff or any consta. ble or police officer of said county, greeting: Complaint on oath was made to me the undersigned, T. S. Pomery, county judge of said county, by E. F., of , in said county, tinner, that C B, an apprentice lawfully bound to serve the said E F, whose term of service was still unexpired, has unlawfully [&c., as in the foregoing] to serve the said EF, as by law and the terms of his indenture of apprenticeship he was required: And the said C B, by virtue of my warrant thereupon issued, has been brought before me to be dealt with according to law; and whereas, upon an examination of the matter, I was satisfied that said C B is legally held to service as an apprentice to EF, tinner, by lawful indenture, and that his term of service has not yet expired, and has absented himself from such service without permission and without just cause, and ordered the said CB to return to the care and custody of said E F, and said C B refusing to return as ordered: Now, therefore, you are hereb tommanded to take and convey the said C B to the county jail of said county, and deliver him to the keeper thereof, who is commanded to receive the said C B into the said common jail. there to remain for the period of one month.
Discharge of the Apprentice from Service, and the Master from his Obligations. Fresno County, ss: Complaint on oath was made to me, &c., [as above, then add:] Now, therefore, I do hereby discharge the said C B from the service of the said E. F., and the said E F from all and every of his obligations incurred under and by virtue of the indentures of apprenticeship of the said C. B. Given, &c., [as above.]
Petition by Apprentice to District or County Court, or a Judge of such Court, for Relief and to annul Indentures.
In the matter of the application of A B, an apprentice for relief, &c.: To the honorable the county court of the county of Los Angeles, state of California: The petition of A B [or of E F, for and on behalf of the said A B] respectfully showeth : That the said A B was bound to service to G. H., by indenture of apprenticeship, signed and executed by both parties on the day of , 1858, in the trade or occupation of winemaking, and immediately, thereupon, entered into such service, and has so continued to this time. That by the terms of said indenture, said G H agreed to pay to said A B the sum of five dollars monthly. That said G H has wholly neglected and refused to pay to said A. B. the said sum of five dollars per month, or any part thereof. That the services of said A B, rendered to said G }. are worth the sum of ten dollars per month, and that upon a fair accounting, the sum of twenty-five dollars is now due to him, the said A B, from the said G. H. That said G H has been guilty of cruelty and maltreatment toward said A B, without just cause or provocation. That among other acts of cruelty and maltreatment, said G H has compelled the said A B to sleep in the vineyard of said G. H., without any provision for extra covering, and has beaten and bruised said A B with hoes, rakes, spades, and other implements and weapons, without just cause or provocation. That the said A B has performed all the conditions of said indenture, upon his part, and performed all the services and duties to which he was lawfully and rightfully bound as such apprentice. Wherefore, your petitioner prays that said indenture of apprenticeship may be annulled and declared void; that an account imay be taken and adjusted between the parties; that said A B may have judgment against said G H for said sum of twenty: five dollars, and that said A B may have at your hands, all and any additional other or different relief to which he may be entitled. A. B.
o, of Los Angeles, ss: A B, being duly sworn, says that he has read (or heard read) the foregoing petition, and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated on information or belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true. A. Sworn before me, February 1st, 1859. W.M. G. DRYDEN, Notary Public.
Citation to Master on behalf of Apprentice.
The people of the state of California send greeting: To G. H.
A. B. having filed in this court his petition, praying that his indenture of apprenticeship with you may be annulled, and that he recover the sum of twenty-five dollars due from you, and for general relief, on the ground of your refusal to pay him the amount agreed upon in said indenture, and of cruelty and maltreatment, the hearing of the same has been fixed for Monday the day of next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, of that day, at the court room of this court, at the court-house in the city of Los Angeles, at which time and place you are cited to appear and answer the said petition, or in default thereof, proof therein will be heard in your absence; and such judgment as the right of the case demands will be rendered on said petition.
Given under my hand, and the seal of the county court of the county of Los Angeles, this day of . in the year of our Lord one i. eight hundred and fifty-nine.
HARLEs R. Johnson, [L. S.] Clerk. ,
Certificate of Apprenticeship of an Indian Minor.
State of California, | SS : City and County of San Francisco. Before B. Carman, Justice of the Peace in and for the third township of said county. In the matter of the care, custody and * trol, of “Mariposa,” an Indian minor: Charles Cole, a resident of this city and ..". having, this first day of June, 1859, appeared before me with the parents [or, friends,) of a female minor Indian, named “ Mariposa,” which child he has obtained from the parents [or, relatives] of said minor, and having made application for authority to keep the said minor, and after a full examination of the matter, it appearing satisfactorily to me that no compulsory means have been used to obtain the child from its parents or friends, and it appearing that the age of said child, so far as can be ascertained, is under fifteen years [if a male, under eighteen years], to wit, if the age of ten years, and there appearing to me no valid objection to binding out said child to the said applicant, I do hereby certify that the said Charles Cole is authorized to have the care, custody, control and earnings of said minor “Mariposa,” until she attain the age of fifteen years [if a male, eighteen years]. Witness my hand the first day of June, 1859. B. CARMAN, Justice, &c.
Order of a Justice transferring an Indian Minor to a new Master.
State of California, City and County of San Francisco. f* Before B. Carman, Justice of the Peace in and for the third township of said county. In the matter of “Mariposa,” an Indian minor. Charles Cole, having been convicted on trial this day duly had before me, of neglecting to clothe and suitably feed [or, of inhumanly treating] “Mariposa,” a female minor Indian, in his care, and it appearing to me, that he is not a proper person to have the care and control of said minor, I do hereby order and direct, that the said “Mariposa” be removed from the care, custody and control of said Charles Cole, and that she be placed in the care of Henry Thorn, a competent and suitable person, who is hereby authorized to have the care, custody, control and earnings of said “Mariposa” until she arrive at the age of majority. Witness my hand this first day of August, 1859. B. CARMAN, Justice, &c.
Contract of Service by an Indian.
This contract made between Paul Sampson, and Panoche, an Indian, showeth:
That said Panoche agrees to serve the said Sampson, for the period of five years, as a body-servant, to do and perform any and all services of every description that may be reasonably required of him by said Sampson, and in consideration thereof, the said Sampson agrees to feed and clothe the said Panoche, and furnish him with comfortable lodgings, during the said period to