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Witnesseth, That Heman Horton son of Samuel Horton late of Port LaTour in the County of Shelburne and Province of Nova Scotia yeoman deceased.  Hath put himself and these presents, with the special advice consent and approbation of his mother Sarah over the life of John Pearce of Shelburne yeoman, doth voluntarily, and of his own Free Will and accord, put himself apprentice to George Deinstadt of the Town and County of Shelburne in the Province aforesaid Cordwainer to learn the Art, Trade and Mystery of a Cordwainer and after the Manner of an Apprentice, to serve from the Day of the Date hereof, for and during and until the full End and Term of Six years four months and twenty two days or until he shall attain the age of twenty one years he being now of the age of fourteen years seven months and eight days.  

    During all which time, the said apprentice said master faithfully shall serve his secrets keep, his lawful commands every where readily obey; he shall do no damage to his said master, nor see it done by others, without letting or giving notice thereof to his said master he shall not waste his said Master's goods, nor lend them unlawfully to any:  He shall not commit fornication, or matrimony contract, within the said term; At cards, dice or any other unlawful game, he shall not play, whereby his said master may have damage; with his own goods nor the goods of others, without license from his said master , he shall neither buy nor sell he shall not absent himself day nor night from his master's service, without his leave, nor haunt Ale Houses, Taverns or Play Houses; but in all things behave himself as a faithful apprentice ought to do, during the said term.  And the said master shall use the utmost of his endeavor to teach or cause to be taught or instructed, the said apprentice, in the trade and mystery of a Cordwainer.

    And procure and provide for him sufficient meat, drink, clothing lodging, and washing, fitting for an apprentice, during said term of six years, four months & twenty two days and shall permit & allow him to attend night school one quarter of a year in every year during said term & provide for him paper, pens & other necessities and pay the schoolmasters fees.

    And for the true performance of all and singular the COVENANTS and AGREEMENTS aforesaid, the said parties bind themselves each unto the other firmly by these presents.  In witness whereof the said parties have interchangeably set their hands and seals hereunto.  Dated the twenty fourth Day of February in the fifty seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, & c.  Annoque Domini, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen.  

    Signed, Sealed and Delivered
    in the presence of 

{Illegible name} Heman Horton
Colin Campbell George Deinstadt
Sarah Pearce