Oath of Allegiance (2)
“United States of America.
I ______ of the county of ______, state of _____, do solemnly swear, in
presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect,
and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of the States
thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support
all acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to
slaves, so long and so far as not repealed, modified or held void by Congress,
or by decision of the Supreme Court; and that I will, in like manner, abide by
and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the
existing rebellion having reference to slaves, so long and so far as not
modified or declared void by decision of the Supreme Court: So help me God.
(signature) Subscribed and sword to before me, at ______ this ___day of ____,
A. D. 186_.
The above-named has _____ complexion, ____ hair, and _____
eyes; and is ___ feet ___ inches high.”
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