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United States Labor History

Selected Primary Sources

Indentured Servitude

First Hand Accounts of Virginia, 1575-1705

First Hand Accounts of Virginia, 1575- 1705

Indenture Contract of Richard Lowther

"THIS WRITEING INDENTED made the Last day of July/Anno Dom 1627 And in the Third yeare of the raigne of our  Sovraigne Lord Charles by the Grace of God king of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c. betweene Richard Lowther of Broome in the Parish of South well [i.e., Southill] in the County of Bedford brewer of thone party and Edward Hurd Citizen and Ironmonger of London of thither party witnesseth that the said Richard Lowther…"