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Indenture of servitude, indenturing Amy Menice

Object Details

Scope and Contents
The Indenture of servitude between Charles Paine and Samuel Hamner and William W. Davidson, bound Amy Menice as a servant to William W. Davidson. This agreement states that Amy is to serve faithfully and apprentice with Mr. Davidson until she turns twenty-one years old. In exchange, Mr. Davidson will teach or have someone else teach Amy "the art, trade, and mystery of spinning, sewing and weaving." He is also responsible for providing the servant girl with appropriate food, lodging, and clothing. At the end of her term, Amy is to receive payment for her legal freedom.
Date
1819 March 9
Extent
1 Item (p. on 1 leaf, 12 3/4 x 8 in.)
Citation
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Topic
African Americans
African American women
Indentured servants
Culture
African Americans
Identifier
ACMA.01-010.1
Indenture of servitude, indenturing Amy Menice
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