Apprenticeship document between William Smith and W.B. Allin - 1869


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This is the text from the apprenticeship document of William Smith and W.B. Allin transcribed with text italicized and underlined as per the original document. The underlined and italicized text is handwritten on the document.

This Indenture made the 17th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty nine BETWEEN Wm. B. Allin of Ch’Town In Prince Edward Island, Tinsmith of the first part, and Wm. E. Smith aged 15 years of the second part, and Margaret Smith also of Charlottetown in the said Island, widow of the third part, Witnesseth, that the said Wm E. Smith (with the consent and approbation of the said Mother Margaret Smith Testified by her executing these presents), Doth put himself Apprentice to the said William B. Allin to learn the Art of a Tinsmith

And with him after the manner of an apprentice to serve from Day of Sept … until the full end and term of five years thence next following, during which term the said Apprentice his Master faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, all his lawful commands everywhere gladly do; he shall do no damage to his said Master, nor see it done by others; but on the contrary, shall forthwith give warning to his said Master of the same; he shall not waste the Goods of his said Master, nor lend them unlawfully to any; he shall not commit fornicattion, nor contract matrimony within the said term; he shall not play at cards, dice or any unlawful games, whereby his said master may have any loss, with his own Goods, or others, during said the said term, without license of the said Master; he shall neither buy nor sell; he shall not haunt Taverns or Playhouses, nor absent himself from the service of his said Master, day or night, unlawfully; but in all things, as a faithful Apprentice he shall behave himself towards his said Master, and all his Family, during the said term: And the said W. B. Allin In consideration of the service he shall receive from his said Apprentice, doth hereby Covenant, promise and agree to teach, or cause to be taught, his said Apprentice the Art of Tinsmith by the beat means in his power.

And to allow the said Apprentice Five pounds Currency for the First year of the said Term – Six pounds Cy. For the second year of the Term – Seven pounds Cy. For the Third year of the Term – Eight pounds for the Fourth year of the same and Twelve pounds Cy. For the Fifth and last year thereof together with suitable Board and Lodging for the whole of the said Term

AND for the true performance of his part, the said W. B. Allin Tinsmith doth hereby bind himself, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, unto the said Wm. E. Smith his Executors, and Administrators, the penal sum of Fifty pounds Cy. And for the true and faithful performance of this Indenture, on the part of the said Wm. E. Smith they, the said Wm. E. Smith And Margaret Smith jointly and severally, and for their several Heirs, Executors and Administrators, do hereby bind themselves unto the said W. B. Allin his Executors and Administrators, in The penal sum of Fifty Pounds Cy of P. E. Island In Witness Whereof, the Parties to these Presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals, on the day and year first herein written.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of William E. Smith

Signed – Robert Rodd W. B. Allin

(On back side of document)

Date – Sept. ‘69 (1869)

W. B. Allin
And
Wm. E. Smith

Articles of Apprenticeship

This will certify that the within
William E. Smith has Served
His apprenticeship and is now
Competent in his line

Signed – W. B. Allin


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