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Memorandum of an Agreement between

of Schoolmaster and

being Managers or Trustees of the

National School in the county of

Dated this day of 1844. The said

doth hereby, in consideration of the salary and other benefits hereunder agreed to be paid and supplied to him by the said managers and trustees of the said

National School, undertake, promise, and agree to teach and instruct the children not exceeding in number who shall from time to time attend the said school during such hours in the day, and on every such day as shall be appointed by the said managers and trustees in the following subjects, that is to say, reading, writing,

and to keep such register of the attendance of the scholars at the said school, and of the payment of school-fees by or on behalf of the children instructed in the school, and such register of the proficiency of the scholars as may be required, whether by the trustees of the school or by any Act of Parliament, and to maintain good order and discipline in the said school, and to train the children both in the school and playground in good habits and manners.* And the said

doth promise and agree, if required by the said trustees or managers, or any of them, to attend all examinations of the scholars at the said school, or of the said school when the said managers and trustees, or the government inspector, or any other person authorized by the said managers and trustees to examine or inspect the same, shall think proper to do so. And further, to give to any of the said scholars, or to the said managers and trustees, any such certificate relative to the said scholars as may be required by the said managers and trustees, or under the provisions of any Act of Parliament. t(And further, to pay to the trustees or managers of the said school, or to their treasurer or banker, all moneys received by him from or on account of the scholars at the said school or otherwise on behalf of the said trustees or managers once in every month, or oftener, if required by them.)

And in consideration of the said undertaking and agreement of the said

the said trustees or managers do for themselves, their executors or administrators, promise and agree to and with the said

his executors and administrators, to pay him a salary at and after the rate of 1.

per year, to be payable quarterly, to commence from the proportionate payment to be made in the event of the death of the

day of

with a

* In schools of industry it will be desirable to set forth the duties of the master or mistress in superintending and conducting the employments of the children. + If the master is to be paid by the fees, omit this passage.

If any arrangement be made with the master as to his enjoying a portion of the school-fees, he should be required, in the first instance, to account to the trustees and managers, and pay the whole amount of school-fees received by him into their hands, and afterwards receive his proportion thereof from the trustees and managers.

said

or the determination of this contract in any unexpired quarter.

And the said trustees and managers do further promise and agree to and with the said

that so long as the said shall continue to be the master of the said school, and this agreement shall continue to be in force, but no longer, the said

shall have the liberty of occupying the said schoolhouse, and the premises attached thereto, and of inhabiting the residence for the master attached to the said school, and of occupying the same with his family and servants. And the said

further in consideration of the premises, doth hereby for himself, his executors and administrators, undertake, and promise, with and to the said

to take all proper care to preserve the said school premises, and the books, implements, furniture, and fixtures therein from destruction, damage or injury; and where any loss shall occur to the same which might have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care and attention on his part, to make good the same. And the said

doth hereby for himself, his executors and administrators, further promise and agree with the said

their executors and administrators, in consideration of the premises, to keep the said master's residence in good and tenantable repair; and on quitting the same, that he or in the event of his death, that his executors or administrators shall pay to the said managers and trustees such amount as shall be determined by two persons, one to be chosen by himself or his executors or adıninistrators, as the case may be, and the other by the said managers and trustees, in respect of the dilapidations which shall then appear in the said residence through the want of such repair on the part of the said master during his occupation. And the said

doth for himself, his executors and administrators, promise and agree to and with the said

their executors and administrators, in consideration of the premises, to pay to them the sum of l. per month by way of liquidated damages for so long a time as he shall continue to hold and occupy the said school and school-residence after he ceases to be the master, and this agreement shall have been determined, which sum he doth agree may be levied by the said managers and trustees, upon his goods and chattels by distress and sale thereof, in all respects as rent is recoverable from tenants by landlords, at the expiration of each month as the same becomes due.

Lastly, it is hereby mutually agreed by and between the parties hereto, that this agreement may be put an end to at the expiration of three calendar months, to terminate at any period by a notice in writing to be signed by the said master or by the major part of the trustees or managers of the said school for the time being; such notice, if given to the said master, to be delivered at the said school, and if given by him, to be left at the place of abode of some one of the trustees and managers

of the said school for the time being. In Witness whereof the several parties have hereunto set their hands

Witness

Forin of Indenture of Apprenticeship of a Pupil-teacher, where his

Father does not join.

day of

THIS INDENTURE, made the 18 , between J. D. of

of the first part; T. U. of

W. X. of and Y. Z. of (trustees of the

National Schoolt). of the second part; and A. B. of

master of the said * National School,+ of the third part: Witnesseth, that the said J. D., of his own free will, and with the consent and approbation of the said T. U., W. X., and Y. Z., doth hereby place and bind himself apprentice to the said A. B., to serve him for five years from the date hereof in his business of a schoolmaster in the

*National Schoolt aforesaid. And in consideration of the acceptance by the said A. B. of the said J. D. into his service, and of the covenants on the part of the said A. B. hereinafter contained, he, the said J. D., doth promise and engage that he will, at all times during the said term of five years, faithfully and diligently serve the said A. B. in his business of a schoolmaster in the*

National Schoolt aforesaid, and will not, except from illness, absent himself from the said school during school-hours, and will conduct himself with honesty, sobriety, and temperance, and will not be guilty of any profane or lewd conversation or conduct, or of gambling or any other immorality.

And in consideration of the premises, he, the said A. B., doth hereby, for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said J. D., his executors, administrators, and assigns, that he, the said A. B., shall at all times during the said term, or so much thereof as he shall continue master of the said school, to the best of his ability teach the said J. D. the business of a schoolmaster, as carried on in the said school, and afford him daily opportunities (Sundays and the usual school holidays only excepted), of observing and practising the art of teaching in the said school, under the superintendence of him the said A. B., and devote two hours in every evening (except as aforesaid) to the further personal instruction of the said J. D., in the several branches of useful learning usually taught in the said school, including reading, writing, arithmetic, mensuration, geography, the History of England, Scripture History, [and instruction in the principles of the Christian religion, according to the doctrines and discipline of the united Church of England and Ireland, ]I with a view to perfecting him therein and qualifying him for a schoolmaster; and pay unto the said J. D. as a recompense for his services

Pounds in Pounds in the second year, Pounds in the third year,

Pounds in the fourth year, and

Pounds in the fifth year of the said term, by four equal quarterly payments, on the

the

the first year,

day of

* Here insert the name of the parish or district.
† Or parish school, or school on the British system fas the case may be].

The clause in brackets will of course be omitted in the case of a pupil-teacher na school on the British system.

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in every year; but he, the said A. B, shall not be liable to provide the said J. D. with lodging, food, apparel, washing, medicine, or medical attendance.

Provided always, and it is hereby agreed between and by all the parties hereto, that in the event of the said A. B., or any future master dying, or ceasing to be the master of the said school, before the expiration of the said term of five years, the said J. D., and this present in- : denture of apprenticeship, shall be assigned or made over to the suco ceeding master for the time being, for the residue of the said term ; and all the stipulations herein contained shall be as binding and effectual in all respects, between such succeeding master for the time being on the one hand, and the said J. D, on the other hand, as if these presents had been entered into with and by such succeeding master in his own person.

And the said A. B., so far as relates to the acts and defaults of himself, his executors and administrators, doth hereby, for himself, his heirs, executors and adıninistrators; and the said T. U., W. X., and Y. Z., so far as relates to the acts and defaults of every succeeding master of the said school, his executors, and administrators, do hereby for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said J. D., his executors, administrators, and assigns, and the said J. D. doth hereby, so far as he lawfully can, engage and agree with the said T. U., W. X., and Y. Z., their executors, administrators, and assigns, in manner following: (that is to say) that all such deeds and other acts in the law shall be made and entered into by the said A. B., his executors and administrators, and by the succeeding master or masters of the said school, and his or their executors and administrators, and by the said J. D., as shall be proper for effectuating the assignment of the apprenticeship of the said J. D., in manner aforesaid, and for binding all the necessary parties to covenants and stipulations corresponding with the covenants and stipulations of these presents.

I'rovided always, that if the said A. B., or any future master of the said school, shall be desirous of determining the apprenticeship of the said J. D., then and in any such case (although the said J. D. niay not in any respect have conducted himself so as to entitle such master, independently of this present provision, to dismiss him or to procure his dismissal, by any justices of the peace or other competent authority), it shall be lawful for him, with the written consent of the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said school, to put an end to these presents by paying to the said J. D., in addition to the proportional arrears of his salary, such a further sum as he would have been entitled to if he had continued to serve as an apprentice under these presents, for the further period of twelve calendar months, or until the end of the said term of five years, which shall first happen.

In witness, &c.

68 Form of Indenture for Apprenticeship of a Parish Apprentice.

Form of Indenture for a Parish Apprentice to the Business of a

Schoolmaster.

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THIS INDENTURE, made the

18 between E. F. of

and G. H. of

churchwardens of the parish of

in the county of and I. K. of and L. M. of

overseers of the poor of the said parish, of the first part ; J. D., of the age of

years, or thereabouts, a poor child of the said parish, of the second part; T. U. of

W. X. of and Y. Z. of

(trustees of the * National Schoolt) of the third part; and A. B. of (master of the said*

National Schoolt) of the fourth part: Witnesseth, that the said churchwardens and overseers of the poor, with the consent of N. 0. of

esquire, and P. Q. of esquire, two of Her Majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, whose names are hereunto subscribed, and in pursuance of an order in writing made by and under the hands and seals of the said N. O. and P. Q., bearing date the

day of , and also with the consent and approbation of the said T. U., W. X., and Y. Z., signified by their being parties to and executing these presents, do hereby place and bind the said J. D. apprentice to the said A. B., to serve him for five years from the date hereof in his business of a schoolmaster in the*

National School* aforesaid

And in consideration of the acceptance by the said A. B. of the said J. D. into his service, and of the covenants on the part of the said A. B. hereinafter contained, he, the said J. D., doth promise and engage that he will at all times during the said term of five years faithfully and diligently serve the said A. B. in his business of a schoolmaster in the*

National Schoolt aforesaid, and will not, except from illness, absent himself from the said school during school-hours, and will conduct himself with honesty, sobriety, and temperance, and will not be guilty of any profane or lewd conversation or conduct, or of gambling or any other immorality. And in consideration of the premises, and of the premium or fee of

pounds to the said A. B., by the said E. F., G. H., I. K., and L. M., paid on or immediately before the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said A. B. doth hereby, for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said E. F., G. H., I. K., and L. M., their executors, administrators, and assigns, and also as a separate covenant with the said J. D., his executors, administrators, and assigns, that he the said A. B. shall at all times during the said term, or so much thereof as he shall continue master of the said school, to the best of his ability, teach the said J. D. the business of a schoolmaster, as carried on in the said school, and afford him daily opportunities (Sundays and the usual school-holidays only excepted) of observing and practising the art of

* Here insert the name of the parish or district.
t Or parish school, or school on the British system (as the case may be].

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