Destitute Persons Act 1846/Section 16

And during lifetime.

16.It shall also be lawful for any such Justices, on the application of any such master or mistress, to assign any such articles of apprenticeship to any other person if it shall appear to the said Justices to be for the benefit of the apprentice so to do: Provided that in every assignment the assignee shall be as much bound to perform the several covenants contained in any such deed as if he had been named therein.

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