PRINTED CIVIL WAR AMNESTY OATH, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT: PROCLAMATION OATH. I, WILLIAM P. GENTRY DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD, THAT I WILL HEREAFTER FAITHFULLY SEPORT [sic] PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNION OF THE STATES THEREUNDER; 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 SLAVES; SO HELP ME GOD.

Perry County, Alabama: August 31, 1865. Broadside, text printed in elegant typescript, completed in manuscript. Docketed on verso. Old folds, light wear. Very Good.

Gentry made "his mark." His oath is acknowledged, but the official who took his oath is not identified. The pre-printed oath states "I will hereafter faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder." In manuscript the phrase "seport protect and" is added after the printed "faithfully." Item #36879

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