But the passage which, for me, is most precious is that Apprentice's "Indenture."
It is the same in civil law with an indenture at the common law.
I have broken my indenture, and I think of running the country.'
A secret renewal of the indenture was executed simultaneously.
And in our own country every white apprentice is, in his indenture, called a servant.
The indenture was certified and transmitted to the place of destination.
It may just be that there was a confusion as to the origin of the indenture which caused the mischief.
Still, there is nothing to show that this indenture was yet in Edward's hands.
This last corresponds with the number of books in the indenture; Ibid., 179-183.
But the indenture was in no sense a mark of servitude or slavery.