Labor Contract


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Labor Contract is a manuscript. Its dimensions are 13 in. x 8 in.. It is 2 pages long.

It was created on Sunday, June 22, 1817.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Ezra Griswold, 1767-1822 is the Creator.

This is an apprenticeship contract between Joseph A. Clark and Peter Barker, signed and witnessed in the presence of Moses Brown and Ezra Griswold.

Apprenticeships provided training for young people so that they could learn a trade or vocation. Peter Barker was a skilled carpenter and joiner who ran a successful business. Joseph Clark would learn the skill of "joinery" for the next 2 and 1/2 years, during which time he would get a small stipend. Joiners made furniture, cabinets, and interior woodwork. As Clark's skills increased, he would be paid more until he was ready to begin his own shop.

It covers the topic contracts.

It features the people Ezra Griswold, 1767-1822 and Peter Barker, Sr., 1790-1863.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg2000.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0003_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 8, 2001. It was last updated October 6, 2017.