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    The Tombstone and Arizona Territory Collection

    Tombstone, Arizona: Handwritten Oath of Tombstone Attorney. Affidavit, 8" x 12.25", dated March 23, 1881, by which Marcus P. Hayne, swears that he will "support the Constitution of the United States, the laws of this territory, and also the laws, ordinances, rules, resolutions, and regulations governing the City of Tombstone, A.T. that I with true faith and allegiance bear to the same and defend them against all enemies whatsoever and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of City Attorney."

    The oath is handwritten and signed by Hayne. The oath was sworn before the mayor of Tombstone, John Clum, who also signed the document. Hayne Served as City Attorney of Tombstone from 1881 to 1883. John Philip Clum (1851-1932), served as Tombstone's first mayor and was a close friend of Wyatt Earp. Besides holding the office of mayor, Clum also founded the Tombstone Epitaph in 1880. An interesting document from early Tombstone. The affidavit has three horizontal folds, but otherwise the document is in good condition.


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