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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.522
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1775 
Title Authorization to administer the oath of service for Bristol County Massachusetts
Date 6 September 1775
Author Massachusetts Bay Council  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Partially printed document signed Perez Morton as deputy secretary of the council. Signers from the Massachusetts Bay Council include: James Otis, B. Greenleaf, W. Spooner, Caleb Cushing, Joseph Garish, John Whitcomb, Jedediah Forster, Eliad Taylor, Michael Farley, Jabez Fisher, Moses Gill, B. White, B. Lincoln, and Dr. Samuel Holten. Authorizes James Williams, Benjamin Williams, Thomas Cobb, and Robert Liscolme to give the oath of office to civil officers (deputy sheriffs and coroners) appointed by the Massachusetts Council. On the verso there the front and verso appear numerous records of people who took the oath. Includes a paper seal.
Subjects Oath  Government and Civics  
People Otis, James (1725-1783)  Morton, Perez (1751-1837)  Cushing, Thomas (1725-1788)  Gill, Moses (1734-1800)  Holten, Samuel (1738-1816)  
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859