Art of farming
James Cunningham, at age 11, entered into this indenture agreement with Alexander Cunningham to be his apprentice to learn the art of farming. The Freedmen's Bureau supervised indenture and apprenticeship agreements. Under these contracts, black school-age, orphaned, and destitute children were bound to former owners as laborers.
National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands