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ministrators, covenant, promise, and agree, unto and with the raid R. W. his executors and administrators, by these pretents, that he the said S. S. fhall and will, during the raid term (determinable as aforesaid) well and truly pay, or cause to be paid unto the said R. W. (as a confideration for such services to be done and performed by him as aforesaid, during the continuance of this article) the sum of per annum, to be paid.co the laid k. 1V. weekly, and every week, on every Saturday night thereof during the faid term; the tif payment thereof to begin and be made on the first Saturday night next following the date of these presents. . PROVIDED ALWAYS and it is hereby further agreed by and between the faid partics to these presents, that if the said R. W. shall at any time or times, during the said term, neglect the business of the said S. S. or by fickness or any other accident, be hindered, prevented, or rendered incapable of performing the faid business in manner aforesaid, then he the faid R. W. fhall abate out of his said wages weekly in proportion for the time he Thall neglect the same, or be so hindered or rendered incapable thereof as aforesaid, AND it is further agreed by and between the said parties to these prefents, that if either of them shall be desirous to determine and make void this article, and the covenants therein-contained, at the end of the first or second year of the taid term of years, they fhail give - calendar months notice to each other of such their intention, immediately after the end or determination of the first or second year of the said term of

years, from which time or notice, these presents, and every thing therein contained, shall cease, determine, and become absolutely void. AND LASTLY, for the true performance of all and every the covenants and agreements herein before. contained on the part and behalf of the said parties to these presents to be severally done and performed, each of them bindeth himself, his executors, and administrators, unto the other of them, his and their executors and administrators, in the penal sum of pounds, of lawful money, &c. firmly by these presents. In witness, &c.

Sealed, &C.

The above precedent, mutatis mutandis, will serve for any other bufiness or occupation.

To an attorney for five years.

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT, indented, &c. between A. B.

of, &c. Gent. of the one part, and J. K. of, &c. gent. of the other part, viz.

HEREAS the said A. B. hath agreed with the said y. K.

to put himself as a clerk to him for the term of five years, from the day of the date of these presents, NOW in pursuance of the said agreement, the said A. B. hath, and by these presents doth, put and place himself to and with the faid y. K. his mafter, and with him to serve as his articled clerk, for the term or space of five years, from the day of the date hereof, during all which term he the said A. B,

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as such shall faithfully and diligently serve him the faid J. K. his secrets keep, and his lawful and rightful commands obey and perform, and shall not depart or absent himself from the service of his said master, without his leave, during the said term, nor unduly or negligently spend or waste any of his said master's money, goods, or chattels, or the m^nies, goods, or chattels of any other person or perfons, which shall be in the custody of, or intrufted with him by his said master, or that shall be delivered or put into the hands of the luid A. B. or come to his hands by his said master's order or appointment, or in any other manner whatsoever, on his account, during the said term, but Mall and will, from time to time, during, the said term well and truly account for, deliver, and pay over to his said master, his executors, administrators, or assigns, all and every such fum or sums of money, stamps, deeds, writings, and other things, which he the said A. B. shall receive, have, or take, of, or for, or be intrusted with, for, or on account of his said master; AND ALSO shall, in all things, demean and behave himself in all respects towards his faid master, as a good, true, and faithful clerk during all the laid term; AND the said 7. K. in consideration of the true and faith-ul service fo to be done and performed by the said A. B. and that he the faid A. B. do and Mall find and provide for himself all kind of neceflaries during the said term, in such manner as herein-after is mentioned ; and of the performance of the covenants and agreements herein-after specified, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents, DOTH covenant, promise, and agree, to and with the faid A. B. by these presents, in manner following, viz. that he the said J. K. fall and will, from time to time, and at all times, during the said term of five years, in the best manner he can, or is able, well and sufficiently instruct, teach, and inform, the said A. B. as bis clerk, in the business and practice of an attorney, in his Majesty's courts of K. B. and C. B. and also as a solicitor in the courts of Chancery, Exchequer, and all other courts which he the said J. K. now uses, or shall use and practise in during the said term, and in all the manner, method, and reasons of doing the same; AND that at the end and expiration of the said term of five years, or whenever afterwards the faid A. B. fhall apply and request of him the said 7. K. he shall, and will (at the proper cost and charge of the faid A. B.) use his beft endeavours to procure him the said A. B. to be admitted an attorney in the said court of -, and as a solicitor in the High Court of Chancery; AND the faid A. B. doth hereby covenant, promise, and agree, to and with the said y. K. that he the said Å. B. during all the said term of five years clerkship, shall and will, at his own charge, find and provide himself with mcat, drink, washing, lodging, and all other necessaries; and that he the said J. K. shall at all times be, and is hereby absolutely freed and discharged therefrom; AND ALSO that the said A. B. shall and will, within the time appointed by act of parliament, pay to his Majesty's revenue of the ftamp duties, the tax or duties imposed upon monies, or other confiderations given with clerks and apprentices, and indemnify and

fave harmless the said J. K. his executors, administrators, and alligns, of and from the same duties in every respect. In witness, &c.

Sealed, &c. The above article must be varied according to the nature of the agreement between the parties.

For the maintenance of parish poor.

upon, this

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ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT, indented, made, and agreed

- day of , &c. between T. S. undertaker, J. W. tobacconist, and W.W. goldsmith, church-wardens of the parish

in the liberty of the city of London, W. H. leatherseller, T. S. glazier, W. G. hair-merchant, and J. P. plaisterer, overseers of the poor of the parish aforesaid, of the one part; and D. F. of, &c. of the other part: TITNESSETH, that the faid D. F. for himself, his executors

and administrators, and for every of them, doth, by these presents, covenant, promise, and ayrce, to and with the said churchwardens, and overfcers of the poor and their fucceffors, the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of -, for the time being, in manner and form foilowing, that is to say, that whereas the faid D. F. hath hitherto from the

last inclusive, maintained, kept, and provided for all fuch poor persons as have been by the said church-wardens and overseers committed to his care, so he, his executors or administrators, for the time or space of

year, to be computed from the said

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paft, fall and will continue for all such poor persons, men, women, and children, as now are, or fall be hereafter committed to his care by the said church-wardens and overseers of the poor, or their successors, the church-wardens and overseers of the poor of the said pariíh of for the time being (during the time they shall appoint them so to remain) find and provide fit and convenient apartments, with needful firing and washing, in the common work-house of the said parish of

now used for that purpose, the same being situate in, Sc. AND ALSO good and suficient victuals and drink on every day in the week, at the times, and in the quantities and proportions in the following bill of fare contained, viz. SUNDAY morning, four ounces of bread, and a pint of beer; FOR dinner, four ounces of bread, feven ounces of mutton, with a pint úr broth, and a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one of butter, and a pint of beer; FOR MONDAY morning, four ounces of bread, and a pint of broth; FOR DINNER, fix ounces of bread, and three ounces of cheese, or two ounces of butter, and a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one ounce of butter ; FOR TUES. DAY morning, four ounces of bread, and a pint of water gruel ; FOR DINNER, four ounces of bread, and seven ounces of beef, or other wholesome flesh, and a pint of broth, and a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one ounce

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of butter, and a pint of beer; FOR WEDNESDAY morning, four ounces of bread, and a pint of broth; FOR DINNER, four ounces of bread, and a pint of peale soup, and a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one ounce of butter, and a pint of beer; FOR THURSDAY morning, four ounces of bread, with a pint of milk pottage ; FOR DINNER, four ounces of bread, seven ounces of beef, or other wholesome fesh, with a pint of broth, and a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one ounce of butter, and a pint of beer; FOR FRIDAY morning, four ounces of bread, and a pint of broth; FOR DINNER, four ounces of bread, and a pint of rice milk, and a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one ounce of butter, and a pint of beer; FOR SATURDAY morning, four ounces of bread, and a pint of milk pottage; FOR DINNER, fix ounces of bread, and Three of cheese, or one of butter, with a pint of beer; FOR SUPPER, four ounces of bread, with two ounces of cheese, or one ounce of buiter, and a pint of beer ; as for those that work, more bread to be allowed, if required; greens or roots to be provided with the meat, if not too scarce; twice in the summer season, beans and bacon; once green pease buttered; the bread and beer to be good and wholcfome, such as was heretofore made and used in the house when under the immediate direction of a committee; AND also shall and will be subject in all matters relating to the government of the said poor, where the contrary is not specified in these present articles of agreement, to the direction and orders of a committee to be appointed by order of a vela try, who shall, in conjunction with the faid church wardens and overseers, or their succeffors for the time being, meet in the room heretofore used for that purpose in the said work-house, or the major part of them, who shall be at any one time present (not less than five persons to be deemed a committee) and all or either of whom may at any time have free access into the said work-house, or any part thereof; AND also shall and will find and provide for all such poor persons as Mall be committed to his care by the said churchwardens and overseers, or their successors for the time being, during the said term of one yeary warm and convenient cloathing, that is to say, for each man and boy, a pair of shoes, a coat, waistcoat, and breeches, and for each woman and girl, a pair of shoes and a gown, and two things at the least of every other sort of necessary apparel for each poor person, and for each poor child who shall by order of the laid church wardens, and overseers, or their successors' for the major part of them) for the time being, be put apprentice out of the said workhouse, Thall and will also, on their being bound, find and provide for, and deliver to each boy, a new thirt, shoes, and stockings, and a cap; and to eich girl, a new fhift, cap, gown, petticoat, shoes and stockings, over and above their common apparel, all which cloathing ihall be equal in quality to that which was heretofore provided for the poor, when under the immediate direction of a committee; AND shall and will also provide all manner of phyfic, and surgery, and suitable diet for such of the sick and ailing poor, who from time to time thall stand

NUMB. II.

in need thereof, and shall and will also, at the expence of the said D. F. his executors or administrators, get all such of the said poor who shall need it into any hospital, whether afflicted with lunacy or any other diseafe; and also thall and will, if such poor persons shall happen to die in any hospital, pay and defray the expences of all burials of such poor persons, and allo of all those that shall die in the said workhouse; and alfo fhall and will pay and defray the expences of providing a midwife, or a physician, if necessary; and also the expence of the christenings of all such poor children as shall be born in the said workhouse; and also shall and will pay and defray all expences of paffing and removing to the place of their proper settlements, all such poor persons as shall be sent to the faid workhouse, and do not belong to the said parish ; and the expence of all appeals dependent thereon, whenever the committee shall think it reasonable to order the same to be tried, and all other incidental charges and expences whatsoever which shall attend the maintaining and providing for the said poor for the time aforesaid ; and also shall and will caufe the poor children of the said workhouse to be taught to read, and to repeat the Church Catechism by heart, and shall read, or cause to be read in the said workhouse, the prayers used in the Church of England, morning and evening, at which a! the poor who are able to attend shall be present every day, except Sundays, and cause all and every poor person who is able to attend Divine Service in the said parith church every Sunday, both morning and afternoon, except such as he shall have occasion to employ on business of necessity; and if any of the poor do misbehave on those occasions, shall and will fignify the names of such to the said committee ; AND also that he the said D. F. his executors, administrators or assigns, shall not, nor will compel any of the said poor to labour immoderately, or cause them to work longer than from the hours of fix in the morning to fix in the evening, allowing half an hour's respite at breakfast time, one hour for dinner, and half an hour in the afternoon; AND also shall not, nor will, without the consent of the said committee, inflict, or cause or suffer any corporal puishment to be inflicted on any of the said poor who are above the age

of sixteen years, otherwise than by confining such as are refractory to one or more rooms, till such time as the said committee shall meet, unless in such instances wherein it shall, or may, become necessary to repeal force with force, nor shall not, nor will correct, or cause, or suffer any of the poor children in the said workhoufe to be corrected but with moderation, and with no other instrnient than a small switch, or rattan cane, without the assent of the faid committe, nor any otherwise abuse or misuse

any of the said poor who shall, from time to time, be put under his care as aforesaid, but in all things well use, and provide for all the said poor, in such good and sufficient manner as the church wardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish are by law bound and obliged to do; AND also shall and will, in all cases of murder or accidental death (where otherwise the same ought to be done by and at the expence of the said parish) pay and defray all such expences as far as to obtain the coroner's warrant for

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