"This Indenture, made on the 24th day of April 1815 by Ginne Griffing of Branford in the County of New Haven on the one part and Jonathan Scranton of Guilford in (?) County on the other part witnesseth, that the said Ginne Griffing has on this day put her son Henry on apprentice to the said Jonathan Scranton to labor for him the said Jonathan at husbandry business for the term of five years, ten months, ten days which term will end on the 7th day of March AD 1821 when this Henry will arrive to the age of twenty-one years during all which time the Ginne Griffing promises that the said Henry shall faithfully serve his Master and his lawful command, obey and shall not absent himself from his said Master's service without his leave. And the said Jonathan on his part covenants and agrees to instruct the (?) Apprentice in good husbandry so far as his capacity will permit of, and three months in each of the two first years of his Apprenticeship he will send him to school and do all in his power during his time of schooling to have him taught to read and write, and that he will at other times cause him to be instructed at home as to reading. And that during (?) term he will feed, clothe, wash for and lodge the (?) Henry that he may at all times be comfortable in his business and be enabled to appear decently on Holy days, and that at the expiration of (?) term the said Jonathan will dismiss him from his service and give him one hundred twenty-five dollars in cash, and two suits of clothes for all parts of his life, one suitable for working days, the other for Holy days; and that during the whole term of this indenture, he will treat the (?) apprentice with (?), and will counsel and advise him as occasions may require. For the faithful performance of the foregoing we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written."
In presence of her
Samuel Frisbie Ginne X Griffing
Greene Frisbie mark
"This may certify that I Henry Augustus Griffing have received in cash and clothes of Jonathan Scranton, to the full amount as specified in the within indenture."
East Guilford (?) 1821 his
Henry A. X Griffing
In presence of
Abram J. Myers
NOTE: At the bottom right of the front of the Indenture are two seals.
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