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Denouncing allegiance to England...
Item # 632590
December 8, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1785 Page 3 includes a bill: "...for restoring to the rights of citizenship, certain persons therein specified, at present disbarred therefrom by the operation of the TEST LAWS..." with the details of the bill, including the oath which includes: "I, A.B., do swear, (or solemnly, sincerely and truly affirm) that I renounce and refuses all allegiance to George the third, king of Great Britain, his heirs and successors; and that I will be faithful & bear true allegiance to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a free and independent state..." with more (see).
The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink).
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's