|Date||March 9, 1866|
|Scope & Content||
Oath of Allegiance for David Hamilton, March 9, 1866
Form is mostly pre-printed with blanks filled in with handwritten information. Oath reads: "Form No. 1 / Oath of Allegiance / I, David Hamilton, of the State of Tennefee, and County of Williamson, do solemnly swear [crossed-out and affirm written above] in the 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support all Acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion, with reference to slaves; so long an so far as not repealed, modified, or held void by Congress, or by decision of the Supreme Court; and that I will in like manner, abide by, and faithfully support all Proclamations of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. / David Hamilton [signature]"
"Sworn to and subscribed before me this, the 9th day of March, A.D. 1866. Witness my hand and official seal. / Thm. Cummins Clerk of County Court [signature]" /
"[The following certificate must be signed by some U.S. Official, civil or miliary.] / I hereby Certify That the above named David Hamilton of the of the State of Tennessee, and County of Williamson, is a credible and reputable person, personally known to me; and that he was, at the date his claim originated, and has ever since been loyal to the United States, / John R. Colquett [signature], Postmaster / Williamson, Co. / Tenn"
|Creator||Lee, Robert E., Gen.|