I am a document collector and trader and, just this weekend, purchased an original document dated Feb. 3rd, 1816 which is an indentured servant agreement between John Jaques and Cornelius Swim regarding Cornelius' son, Samuel C. Swim who was 14 years, seven months, and three days old. He was being indentured to the cordwinding and bootmaking trade until he was 21, or for a period of six years, four months and twenty seven days. I am interested in corresponding with others who would have an interest or could offer additional information about this document. I have learned that John Jaques, Sr. (1790-1876), operated a boot factory in Orange Co., NY, from 1818 to 1837. In 1835 he planted his first vineyard, which his sons took over and operated until it was sold in 1886. It continues today as the brotherhood winery of Washingtonville, NY which is the oldest winery in the U.S.
I have pictures of the document I am willing to share with interested parties.
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