1811 Manuscript "Indented Apprentice" Agreement - To Learn Cooking [Albany, NY]

1811 Manuscript
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Price: $175.00

Description

Description: A somewhat shocking arrangement where Sally Frank agrees to be an apprentice "to learn the art, trade  and mystery of cooking" in exchange for "good and sufficient food, bedding & clothing".

This may not seem unusual except the document further states that the apprenticeship ends in 1823 (when Sally is 18) when she will be dismissed with "one good holliday suit of clothes and one every day suit".

11" x 8". Item #AM00177.

Condition: Fold lines, uneven edges, generally very good and quite readable.