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The North Carolina Oath of Allegiance, 1861

A copy of the oath. (More about the photograph)

Having been appointed a

I do hereby accept the same and certify that I am
years of age; that I was born in
and that my residence when appointed was
the nearest post office being

I do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the Constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof, and maintain and defend the Constitution of the said State. So help me God.

Subscribed and sworn to before me,

, J. P.

This day of 1861.

Note. — This leaf to be detached and sent to the Adjutant-General.