This Indenture made this twenty fourth
day of October Anno Domini 1747 Between William Clarke
of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Province of
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Physician on the
on the one Part & Ebenezer Griggs of Dudley in the
County of Worcester in the Province aforesaid Husbandman
on the other Part Witnesseth that Whereas the Said Wm. Clarke
in Consideration of his Negro Man Robin his being in an infirm
state of health & for the farther Consideration of five shillings
to him in hand paid hath given & Granted & doth by these
presents give and Grant to him the said Ebenezer Griggs
his said Negro Man Robin and hereby covenants with
the said Ebenezer that the said Negro is his lawfull
property & farther to Warrant him to the said Ebenezer
against the lawfull claims & demands of all Persons whatsoever
Now the said Ebenezer doth hereby covenant & agree
with the said William to take and Receive the said Negro
Man Robin & him to Keep & maintain with sufficient
& Sutable Victuals drink & Lodgings & Cloths in Sickness
& in health & to save harmless the said William from all costs
& Charges whatsoever that may accrue on account of
the said Negro In Witness whereof the Parties have
hereunto. interchangeably set their hands & Seals the
Day and year before Written

Ebenezer Griggs

Signed and Delivered
in presence of

B Townsend

Nath Perkins

[Endorsement]

Ebenezer Grigg's Endemni-
fication to Dr. Wm. Clarke
24th Octor. 1747

31.0 cm x 19.5 cm

From the Dolbeare family papers