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    Galveston, Texas Civil War Amnesty Oath. One printed page, engrossed in ink, 9.6" x 8.25". Galveston, Texas, August 24, 1865. A scarce Trans-Mississippi oath of allegiance numbered "791" at top, and signed "J. Gillett" by a former Confederate. It reads, "I, J. Gillett, do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will hereafter faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States there=under; and that I will in like manner abide by and support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the Emancipation of Slavery, so help me God."

    Condition: With flattened folds, and toning. A few stray spots of foxing throughout, and small bits of paper loss at bottom and right margin well away from any text.


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    March, 2016
    12th Saturday
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