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Powhatan County, Virginia: Oaths of Allegiance

11 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: Robert Y. Clay, “Powhatan County, Virginia: Oaths of Allegiance,” Virginia Genealogist 27[1983].

[pages 190-95]

The lists which follow are among the loose papers of Powhatan County now preserved at the Virginia State Library.

Powhatan

I do swear or affirm, that I renounce and refuse all allegiance to George the third, King of great britain, his heirs and successors, and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Common wealth of Virginia, as a free and Independent State, and that I will not at any time, do, or Cause to be done, any matter or thing that will be prejudicial or Injurious to the freedom and Independence there of, as declared by Congress; and also, that I will discover and make known, to some one Justice of the peace for the said State, all treasons or traiterous Conspiracies which I now or hereafter shall know to be formed against this or any of the United States of America

[6 Sep 1777 to 19 Sep 1777]

Edwd Perratt

[27 Dec 1777 to 31 Dec 1777]

Capt. William Mayo … John Mayo Gent …. John Ligon, Jos Mayo … Tho. Ligon … Richard Ligon …

Powhatan, to Witt, I do hereby Certifie that the Above is a true list of the Names of the persons Who hath taken the Oath of Allegiance before me in the year 1777.

given under my Hand & seal 1 Janry 1778

Littleberry Mosby  (Seal)

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