Oath of Allegiance of 1868
Pension Files of Jane Cooper
Marion County, Tennessee
[Transcript of Cover]:
Act of Feb. 4 1862
Restoration of Pension
TUCKER & SELLS
ATTORNEYS FOR CLAIMANT.
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[Transcript of oath begins]
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.
I Jane Cooper do solemnly swear in the presence of the Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder: that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion, with reference to the emancipation of slaves: So help me God.
D. Chaudain }
H. W. Griffith }
Jane [her X mark] Cooper
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21 day of Oct~r 1868 and I hereby certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim and that the within application and the above oath was red to and Explained to the affiants before signing the same
H. G. Blanset clerk of Marion
[Transcript of Back Cover begins]:
[large seal: Department of the Interior, dated Jan 20 1868
The declaration must be made before a judge, Clerk or Deputy Clerk of a Court of record.
If the declarant, or any witness, signs by mark, the officer must certify that the contents of the paper were made known to the affiant before signing. In every case the declaration or affidavit must either be signed by the affiant's own hand or else by mark (X). Signing by another hand when the party is able to write, or without a mark when unable to write, is not admissible.
If the applicant be an invalid pensioner, he must be examined by an Army Surgeon or by an Examining Surgeon appointed by the Commissioner of Pensions, as to the continuance of his disability, unless the disability is of a character to continue permanent, such as a loss of a limb: which should be stated in his declaration. If a widow, she must prove by two credible and disinterested witnesses, her continued widowhood. If the guardian of a minor child, newly appointed, he must file evidence of his appointment as such.
[End of Back Cover].
Transcribed by D.K. Pritchett from a photocopy of the document. The oath of allegiance is a standardized form (typeset and printed), with the cover and back cover to be folded around the document. The particulars were penned in by the clerk. This file dated 25 June 2001.
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