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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Oath of allegiance to the United States by Malcolm McNeill and Joseph Smith
McNeill, Malcolm; Smith, Joseph
August 13, 1776
Volume 10, Page 743

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Oath of Malcolm McNeill and Joseph Smith.

We Malcolm McNeil and Joseph Smith do Solemnly Swear on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that we will not on any pretence whatsoever take up or bear Arms against the Inhabitants of the United States of America and that we will not disclose or make known any matters within our knowledge now carrying on within the United States and that we will not carry out more than fifty pounds of Gold & Silver equal in value to fifty pounds Carolina Currency. So help us God.


Halifax, 13th Augt, 1776.