Foundations of Colonial America: A Documentary History - Vol. 3

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THE REGULATION OF THE STATUS AND ACTIVITIES OF INDIVIDUALS

Virginia

Servant's Indenture for Transportation to Virginia
September 25, 1622

(H. R. McIlwaine, ed. Minutes of the Council and General Court
of Colonial Virginia,
pp. 124-125.)

To All to Whom these Presents Shall Come Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting.

Know you that I, Wessell Webling, son of Nicholas Webling of London, brewer, for and in consideration that I have been furnished and set out and am to be transported unto Virginia at the costs and charges of Edward Bennett of London, merchant, and his associates, and for and in consideration that they have promised and covenanted to maintain me with sufficient meat, drink, and apparel, do, by these presents, bind myself an apprentice unto the said Edward Bennett for the full term of three years to begin the feast of St. Michael the Archangel next after the date of these presents. And I do promise and bind myself to do and to perform all the said term of my apprenticeship true and faithful service in all such labors and business as the said Edward Bennett or his assigns shall employ me in and to be tractable and obedient as a good servant ought to be in all such things as shall be commanded me by the said Edward Bennett or his assigns in Virginia. And at the end of the said term of three years the said Edward Bennett do promise to give unto the said apprentice a house and 50 acres of land in Virginia to hold to me, my heirs, and assigns forever, according to the custom of land there holden and also shall give to the said apprentice necessary and good apparel and the said apprentice shall inhabit and dwell upon the said land and shall pay yearly for the said fifty acres of land from and after that he shall thereof be possessed unto the said Edward Bennett the yearly rent of 50 shillings sterling forever and two days work yearly and to all and singular the covenants aforesaid on behalf of the said apprentice to be performed and kept in manner and form as aforesaid. The said apprentice binds himself to his said master by these presents. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid to these present indentures have set their hands and seals the 25th of September 1622.

Signet Ed. Bennett

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Foundations of Golonial America *
  • Preface v
  • Foundations of Colonial America *
  • Contents xi
  • Colonial Charters *
  • The Structure and Function of Government *
  • The Regulation of the Status and Activities of Individuals *
  • Taxation *
  • Regulation of Economic Activity *
  • Ecclesiastical Affairs *
  • Acts of Parliament and Royal Pr Oclama Tions *
  • Local Government *
  • Land Acquisition *
  • Laws Affecting Property Ownership *
  • Public and Private Records of Land Distribution Deeds, Grants, Patents *
  • Public and Private Records of Land Distribution: Wills and Estates *
  • Glossary *
  • Table of Regnal Years *
  • Bibliography *
  • Index *
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