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U.S. Civil War Loyalty Oath taken by Union soldier, emancipation of Slaves

$325.00 CAD

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Nice undated Oath of Allegiance / Loyalty Oath taken by Union soldier pledging to defend the Constitution, the Union of the States and emancipation of Slaves.

 

I Wm Richardson do solemnly swear in presence of Almighty God that I will henceforth faithfully support 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 laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of Slaves so help me God.

 

Wm Richardson his mark X (Signed with 'X') 
W. Brecton (?)
Capt. 1st Btn (?)
Marshal

 

On back:  “Wm Richardson 69”.

Some research needed to determine regiment. There were over 300 Union soldiers with this name.

Horizontal fold, tear along right side of fold. Right side of document has foxing but text readable. Couple of creases.

5-⅛” x 7-⅞”