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Document Name: Michael Eddy indenture

Author: Hezekiah Luther, Jr., et al.
Date: April 18, 1746
Place: Swansea, Massachusetts
Endorsement(s): Samuel Howland; Joseph Russell

Abstract: A document written on the authority of Swansea selectmen Hezekiah Luther, Jr., Edward Head and Esek Brown, and signed by Michael Eddy, of Swansea, binding Godfrey Sheldon, "Son of Ephraim and Rebeka Sheldon a poor Child," to Eddy as an apprentice servant for a term of 15 years and 6 months. The terms of the indenture show that Sheldon is to be trained as a weaver, and will be taught "to Read Write and Cypher Sufficient to be Capable of Keeping a Book of Accompts." The endorsements of Brostol County justices Samuel Howland and Joseph Russell appear on the reverse.

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 2 pages (30 x 21 cm.) on 1 sheet. Endorsements on verso.

Number: MSN/COL 2718-19

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