Negro Suck


Negro Suck, a slave of James Torrons, indentures her daughter to John McKee for the term of 12 years and six months.


This Indenture made the twenty-fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Witnesseth Negro Suck who is not free by her Master James Torrons, of Allegheny County and State of Pennsylvania the forenamed Suck doth of her own free will bind her daughter Kut unto John McKee of the County and State aforesaid during the full & complete term of twelve years and Six months, which term  she the said her master shall faithfully serve his lawful commands, cheerfully obey; she shall not contract matrimony &c &c, nor do anything detrimental to her said Master’s interests; she shall not commit fornication nor frequent taverns, cards, dice nor any unlawful games.  And her master for his part his heirs and assigns are bound to provide for said Keel sufficient meal drink, washing and lodging during said term and to learn her to read the holy scriptures and to give her when free two suits of clothes, one of which is to be new. In witness whereof both parties have set to their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Witness present
Thomas Ochiltree
John Lawrence


Negro Suck [her ∞ mark] (Seal)
John McKee (Seal)

Allegheny County, Ss. Before me one of the Commonwealths Justices of the Peace in and for said County, came Thomas Ochiltree who being sworn according to law, deposeth and saith that he is one of the subscribing witnesses to the above Indenture, and that he see Suck the Negro and John McKee sign, seal and deliver this Indenture, and that he see John Lawrence subscribe his name as a witness, and that the name of Thomas Ochiltree is of the deponents own handwriting.  Sworn before me the 25th day of September 1793.

Jno. Wilkins

Recorded 25th day of September 1793