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Rare Revolutionary War era indenture, 1p. legal size folio, in manuscript, Lebanon, [CT], January 6, 1777 in which Samuel Bruster [a veteran of the French/Indian War of 1758] agrees to the apprenticeship of a two-year-old boy named George Lewis Woodworth "during the term of about nineteen years…[and] cause him to be taught by the best ways & means…the several branches of husbandry". For his part the boy, unwittingly, promises to serve "his said master honestly and faithfully" while "he shall not willingly…embezzle, purloin or lend onto others…tavern nor ale house, he shall not frequent; cards, dice or another unlawful game he shall not play; fornication he shall not commit…". Professionally framed and ready to the office or den room wall. Overall VG with expected folds and light soiling. Not inspected out of the frame.
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A Connecticut Toddler Becomes An Indentured Servant During the Revolutionary War.

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $156.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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