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Spotswood, Alexander [An appointment to administer oaths of allegiance].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.22 Author/Creator: Spotswood, Alexander Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: November 16, 1714 Pagination: 1 p. + docket + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 16.9 x 12 cm

Summary of Content: William Cocks, Nathaniel Harrison, Mann Page, and Robert Porteus are appointed to administer the oaths required by Parliament in "An Act for the Security of Her Majesty's Person Government and of the Succession to the Crown of Great Britain in the Protestant Line." At the time he was Lieutenant Governor, and His Majesty's Commander-in-Chief, in the Colony of Virginia. One black and white bust engraving of Spotswood included.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsOathReligion

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