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A Marine Society apprenticeship indenture.

A Marine Society apprenticeship indenture.
Marine Society apprenticeship indenture.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6369
Description: Having served his time upon HMS 'Warspite', sixteen-year-old Richard Earl is now apprenticed to William Brown for five years, to work upon his ship, 'North Star'. This document binds Richard to William for five years, but during this time, Richard would learn much about sea-faring: he will “demean and behave himself honestly, orderly and obediently”, whilst William will “teach, instruct and inform” Richard “in the art, mystery or occupation of a mariner”.
Creator: Marine Society
Date: 18th Century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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