This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
This contract made and concluded at---------,---------, this---------day of---------,
A. D. 19-, by and between A. B. and C. D., his eon [or daughter] of the---------,
---------County,---------, and E. F., of---------,---------, Witnesses:
That the said C. D., aged --------- years, on the --------- day of ---------, 19-, voluntarily and with the consent of said A. B., his father, has bound and does hereby bind himself as an apprentice to the said E. F., to serve from the date of this indenture until the --------- day of --------, 19-, to learn the trade and occupation of a ---------.
The said C. D., for himself and by his father, the said A. B., hereby covenants and agrees to and with the said E. F., that he shall well, faithfully, honestly and diligently serve the said E. F. during the term aforesaid; that he will keep all the secrets of the said E. F.; that he will protect and preserve the property and goods of the said E. F., and in all things conduct himself as a faithful apprentice during said term.
The said E. F. hereby covenants and agrees to and with the said A. B. and C. D. that he will use the utmost of his endeavors to teach and instruct the said C. D. or cause him to be instructed in said trade or occupation of ---------; that he will furnish and provide the said C. D. with good and sufficient food, drink, lodging, clothing, washing and all other necessaries suitable for an apprentice during said term.
And the said E. F. further covenants and agrees to and with the said A. B.
and C. D. that he will send the said C. D. to a ---------school for at least--------weeks in each school year, until the said C. D. is --------- years of age, and, at the expiration of said term of service that he will furnish the said C. D. with [insert clothing, etc., with which the apprentice is to be supplied].
In testimony whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written. ---------,
This form is subject to local statutes which regulate apprenticeships. The provision for school attendance must be so drawn as to comply with the provisions of the local compulsory education law. for validity or infant's contract, see Sec. 1584.