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    Texas Lawyer's Oath. Two and one-half pages, 8" x 10", Erath County, Texas, October 20, 1869. This handwritten oath was signed by new Texas immigrant (and lawyer) recently from Alabama, Sion L. Perry. Some weakness (and slight separation) at folds.

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    The oath reads in part, "I Sion L. Perry do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of this State, that I will honestly demean myself in the practice of the Law, and will discharge my duty to my clients to the best of my ability, and I do further swear that since the adoption of this constitution by the Congress of the United States I being a citizen late of Alabama & now of Texas have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this state or out of it. Nor have I such as accepted a challenge with any deadly weapons. . . . So help me God!"

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