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South Carolina An Act to oblige...to give Assurance of Fidelity and Allegiance...[loyalty oath]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06765 Author/Creator: South Carolina Place Written: [Charleston] Type: Pamphlet Date: 1778/03/28 Pagination: 6 p. 32.5 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Pamphlet. In part: "any Person refusing or neglecting to take said Oath... shall be adjudged guilty of Treason against this State...." Sabin 87627. Stab-stitched. Large tear on titlepage, not affecting text.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: TreasonOathRevolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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