To His Royal Highness Prince William of Glocester, Patron, And the Noblemen and Gentlemen constituting the Glocestershire Society in London.The Petition of... fit and desirous to be put out Apprentice to some useful Trade or Calling, by the Exercise of which he may, in future, get an honest Livelihood... He entreats your charitable Assistance for the aforesaid Purpose... and grant him one of the Premiums annually voted by you for the Purpose of apprenticing poor Children, Sons of Natives of the County of Glocester.
Illustrated letterpress diploma/application form for a charitable grant from the Glocestershire Society, with 18th century watermark, unfilled; engraved allegorical vignette by T. Bonnor dated 1796 to upper part. Sheet c.420 x 280mm, 16½ x 11". Folds; tatty and chipped extremities.
Poor families would take advantage of Indentured Apprenticeships to provide a future for their children. This is the legal certificate that would accompany the legal agreement.
[Ref: 16854] £110.00