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Oath of allegiance to the United States by Anthony Sharp
Sharp, Anthony
May 14, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 417-418

[From “Oaths of Allegiance”—Army Returns, No. 38, p. 126.]

I, Anthony Sharp, Captain in the 9th No. Carolina Battalion, do acknowledge the United States of America to be Free, Independent and Sovereign States, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to George the Third, King of Great Britain; and I renounce refuse and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him; and I do Swear—that I will, to the utmost of my power, support, maintain and defend the said United States against the said King George the Third, his heirs and successors, and his or their abettors, assistants and adherents, and will serve the said

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United States in the office of Captain—which I now hold, with fidelity, according to the best of my skill and understanding.

ANTHY SHARP.

Sworn to before me this
14th day of May 1778.

Lacan. McIntosh B. G.