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Alley Anthony apprenticeship indenture(1799 April 2)

  • MS 2012.16
  • 1 item

Apprenticeship indenture for Alley Anthony, a free African American woman of Norfolk, Virginia. The indenture was arranged by Robert Brough at the request of the court. Anthony, who was 18 at the time, was indentured to Thomas McDorman for a term of 3 years to learn the trade of a seamstress. Robert Brough as Chamberlain of Norfolk was responsible for binding out orphans in accordance with an ordinance of 1791. (“Chamberlain” was the term Norfolk used for its treasurer.)