Lot 51: American Revolution Oath of Office
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Revolutionary era statesman, military officer signed this handwritten, two-page document 'Abner Bagley,' twice, on both sides of this 7¼"x9¼" Aug 27 1799, Oath of allegiance to Commonwealth of Massachusetts & the United States. In part: '...the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is, and of right ought to be a free sovereign and independent State...I do swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the said Commonwealth, and that I will defend the same against traitorous conspiracies....' Minor staining and tape repairs and edge tears, but not fragile. Interesting and historical reading. Good.
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