THE OATH OF A FREEMAN OR A MAN TO BE MADE FREE

I Being by God's providence, an Inhabitant and Freeman, within the jurisdiction of this Commonwealth do freely acknowledge myself to be subject to the Government thereof; And therefore do here swear by the great and dreadful Name of the Ever-living God, that I will be true and faithfull to e same, and will accordingly yield assistance & support thereunto with my person and estate, as in equity I am bound, and will thereof, submitting myself to the wholesome Lawes & Orders made and established by the same. And further, that I will not plot or practice any evill against it, or consent to any that shall so do; but will timely discover and reveal the same to lawful Authority here and now established for the speedy preventing thereof.

Moreover I doe solemly bind myself in sight of God, that when I shal be called to give my voyu touching any such matter of this State in which Freemen are to deal, I will give my vote and suffer-age as I shall judge in mine own conscience my best conduce and tend to the publike weal of the body; So help me God in the Lord Jesus Christ."



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