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Oath of Office for Colonial Governors
Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685
May 03, 1676
Volume 01, Pages 227-228

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Book No. 96. P. 69.]
AT THE COURT AT WHITEHALL 3rd OF MAY 1676.
Present
The King's most excellent Majesty

The form of the Oath to be taken by the respective Governors of His Maj. Plantations as followeth:—

You shall swear that you will to the best of your skill and power so long as you shall continue Governor of this Plantation well and truly

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execute and perform all matters and things which by the Statutes made in the 12th and 15th years of His now Maj. reign you are required (as Govr of this Plantation) to be sworn to the performance of, So help you God