Indenture - Henry Davis to Elijah Morton - 14 Jan 1817

 State of North Carolina
Caswell County

This Indenture made this 14 day of January in the yea of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred & Seventeen between Solomon Graves Chairman of the County Court of pleas and quarter Sessions in the County aforesaid on behalf of the Justices of Said County and their Successors of the one part, witnesseth that the said Solomon Graves in pursuance to an order of said County Court made the day of the date hereof and agreeable to the direction of the Act of Our General Assembly in Such Case made and provided doth put place and bind unto the said Elijah Morton Henry Davis ------------of the age of eleven years with the said Elijah Morton to live after the manner of an apprentice and servant until he shall attain to the age of twenty one years, during all which time the Said apprentice his master faithfully Shall serve his lawful Commands every where readily obey, he shall not at anytime absent himself from Master Service without leave, but in all things is a good and faithful Servant Shall behave to words his Said Master. And the Said Elijah Morton doth Covent Promise and agree to and with the Said Solomon Graves that he will teach and Instruct or Cause to be taught and Instructed the Said Henry Davis to Read and Write and Arithmetic as far as the ______ ______ also the art of a Black Smith in that he will constantly find and provide for said apprentice during the term aforesaid, Sufficient did, washing lodging & apparel fitting for an apprentice and all other things necessary both in Sickness and in health. In testimony whereof the parties to these presents hath interchangeably Set their hands and Seals this day & year above written.

So Graves [seal]
Elijah Morton [seal]

Executed in open Court

Power of Attorney - Henry R Baird - 12 Dec 1837

Henry R. Baird
J. & N.H. Baird


This power of attorney is duly registered in Book G on Page 345

Know all men by these presents That I Henry R. Baird of the county of Brunswick and State of Virginia have made, constituted and appointed, and in my place and stead put depute John Baird & Nathaniel H. Baird (Exors of Wm Baird) dec’d of North Carolina my true and lawful attorneys for me and in my name, place and stead to grant Bargain and sell all the lands belonging to the Estate of Wm Baird dec’d in which I as a legatee am intrusted with the appurtances and all my estate right title, and interest therein _________ such person or persons, and for such price or prices as they shall think proper and also for me and in my name place, and stead and as my proper act and deed or deeds of conveyance, as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and assuring of the premises unto the purchase of purchasers, in fee sample, Hereby ________ effectually all and whatsoever my said alimonies shall lawfully do in and about the premises by virtue hereof – I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 12 day of December 1837

Henry R. Baird [seal]

State of North Carolina ]
Person County ] Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
December Term 1837

The within Power of Attorney was duly exehibited in Open Court for probate and there being no subscribing witnesses, It is proved by the oath and examination of John A. Baird that he the said John A. Baird is well acquainted with the hand writing of Henry R. Baird having often seen him write, and that the name of the said Henry R. Baird is in his own hand writing, Therefore let the said Power of Attorney together with his Certificate be registered.
Charles Mason, Clerk

Thanks to Joyce Harrison who provided both of these transcriptions



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