Articles of Indenture

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 171

Articles of Indenture

Printed document on vellum, accomplished in manuscript. Apprenticing Barnet Hart “in the art of merchandizing” to Samuel Judah for a period of seven years. Revenue stamp intact, remnant of seal. Signed by Elizabeth Judah (“for my husband Saml Judah”). Witnessed by Barnet Cohen and A. Cohen. Signed by all three again on verso Creased, lightly stained, 175x205 mm

Montreal: 3rd March, 1778

Est: $4,000 - $5,000
Samuel Judah (1725-1789) was one of the earliest Jewish settlers in Montreal. He conducted an extensive business in furs together with his brother-in-law Aaron Hart. Judah sympathized with the colonists cause during the American Revolutionary War - indeed, he extended considerable financial loans towards their cause. See B.G. Sack, History of the Jews in Canada (1964)