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Indentures, legal documents between masters and apprentices, outlined terms of service whereby skills were taught to young boys and girls.  These agreements contained requirements for behavior on the part of the apprentice or servant as well as details on the training, clothing, and shelter to be provided by the master. Among the trades represented are house carpenter, cabinetmaker, watchmaker, blacksmith, attorney, and tanner.

 
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