[ohn Sewell, Clerk of the Chamber, Chamberlain's Office, Guildhall, London.] Printed handbill headed 'Instructions for taking apprentices by such freemen of the City of London, admitted by redemption without the intervention of a company.'
Printed on one side of a piece of 23 x 19cm grey unwatermarked wove paper. In good condition, lightly-aged. Attractively printed in a restrained style. Reads: 'Instructions | for taking apprentices | by such freemen of the City of London, admitted by redemption, | without the intervention of a Company. | An ACT of Common Council has been passed For facilitating the binding of Apprentices to such Freemen of the City of London as may not be free of any of the Companies of this City. By an Order of the said Court the charges attending such binding, including Indentures, &c., is One Pound, exclusive of Stamp Duty; and by the provisions of the said Act such Apprentices must be bound before the Chamberlain of the said City, at this Office. | By the custom of London no Apprentice can be bound under the age of Fourteen, nor for any less term than Seven Years. | JOHN SEWELL, | Clerk of the Chamber. | Chamberlain's Office, | Guildhall, London.' The Times indicates that Sewell was Clerk of the Chamber as early as 1851.