Apprentice/Indenture Contract: Anna de Byxe


               This indenture made on this the Feast of Sylvester, December 31st, AS 39, being 2004 of the Common Reckoning.
               Witnesseth that Anna de Byxe, of the Shire of Aros, Principality of Nordmark, kingdom of Drachenwald, in good faith and without equivocation places herself into the service of Master Diarmaid O’Dunn, Irishman, of the Parish of St. Dunstan’s, London, and the like, Northkeep, Barony of Northkeep, Ansteorra, for the purpose of learning the Arte and Mysterie of Shoemaking and related crafts to serve from the date thereof, for and during a term of not more than seven years or until she attains a Patent of Arms in the Society, or until one or both parties elect to end this arrangement.
               During all which time, the said Apprentice, the said Master shall promise to bear faith in all things; to tell the truth and serve his secrets keep; to make a true effort to learn what is taught; his lawful commands readily to keep; shall do no damage to him or cause it to be done, nor see it done by others; not to rob him or take anything away from him; but in all things behave as a faithful apprentice ought to during the said term.
               And the said Master shall admit to the foregoing and use the utmost of his endeavor to teach or cause to be taught or instructed the said Apprentice in the Arte and Mysterie of Shoemaking and related crafts; never to abuse or exploit her and never to demand any lawful thing that is otherwise to be expected of an apprentice; to provide and procure for her one garment or the equivalent means of clothing herself in every complete year of the aforementioned period of indenture, and to pay attendance fees, housing and board on those occasions or at those events where Master and Apprentice are both present.
               And for the true performance of all and singular the covenants and agreements aforesaid, the said parties swear by those things they individually hold sacred, and they pledge all their goods and renounce the benefit of laws, etc.

In witness whereof the said parties have set their hands and seals hereunto…

Dated. The 31st day of January of AS 39, being 2005 of the Common Era.

Master:
          Master Diarmaid O'Dunn
Witnesses:
          [Ainar]
          [Beorhtlic]
          Ian Dun Gillan

Dated. The ___ day of February of AS 39, being 2005 of the Common Era.

Apprentice:
          Anna de Byxe
Witnesses:
          Vanna E. Dawburn
          Baron Colm McRath
          Jaelle of Armida

(The latter portion was actually signed at Double Wars XVIII, on 7 May AS 40 (2005))


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