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Oath of allegiance for the members of the Franklin [state] General Assembly
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Volume 22, Pages 648-649

A COPPY OF THE OATH OF ALEGEANCE TAKEN BY THE MEMBERS OF ASSEMBLY.

I, A. B., will bear Faithfull and true allegiance to the State of Franklin, & will truely endeavor to suppord and maintain and defend the Independent Government thereof, & as a Legislator I will not Knowingly Vote directly or indirectly for the passage of any Law or Laws Contrary to the true intent and meaning of the Constitution; and I do further Swear that I have not by myself or any

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other person or persons given or cause to be given any Gift, gratuity or present whatsoever To any person or persons for his or their Vote to obtain a seat in the present General Assembly. And that I will not dureing of my continuing a member thereof take or receive privately the profits or any part of the profits of any office within the State, either for my own use or uses of any person or persons whatsoever, otherwise than what is or shall be directed by Law. So help me God.