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William N. Brown Oath


United States of America

District of West Tennessee



Personally appeared before me, Abram S. Mitchell, clerk of the Circuit Court of the United States for the district aforesaid, William N. Brown, and voluntarily took and subscribed the following oath:

I, William N. Brown, of Bolivar County, Mississippi, do solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of States thereunder, and 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.


/s/ William N. Brown


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of July, A.D., 1865.  In Witness Whereof  I have set my hand and seal of office hereto.


/s/ A. S. Mitchell, Clerk


I hereby certify that the oath of William N. Brown was this day taken and subscribed before me in manner and form as therein certified, and the original record thereof by me transmitted to the Department of State at Washington, as required by the provisions of the Instructions of the Secretary of State of the 20th day of May, A.D., 1865.

Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at office in Memphis, this 10th day of July, A.D., 1865.

/s/ A. S. Mitchell, Clerk



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