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JOHN HART, Esq; Governor.
1716.
us:  In pursuance whereof, the Legislature of this Province, when under the
more immediate Government of this Crown, (to wit) in the Year One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Four, thought fit, by an Act then made to oblige
all Persons who then had, or thereafter should have any Office or Place of
Trust within this Province, to take the Oath, commonly called, the Oath of
Abjuration; and for that the several oaths directed to be taken by the Act
made in the First Year of his present Majesty's Reign, for the Security of
his majesty's Person and Government, and the Succession of the Crown, &c.
are by this present General Assembly thought equally necessary.

    III.  Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, by and
with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's Governor, and the Upper and Lower
Houses of ASsembly, and by the Authority of the same,
That the following Oaths
shall be administered to, and taken by, all Persons that already have, or hereafter
shall be admitted to have or enjoy, any Office or Place of Trust within
this Province, in Manner following.

    " I  A. B. do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful, and bear
" true Allegiance to his Majesty King
GEORGESo help me GOD."

    " I A. B. do swear, THat I do from my Heart abhor, detest and abjure, as
" impious and heretical, that Damnable Doctrine and Position, That Princes excommunicated
" or deprived by the Pope, or any Authority if the See of
Rome,
" may be deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or any other whatsoever.  And I
" do declare, That no foreign Prince, Person, Prelate, State, or Potentate, hath,
" or ought to have, any Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority, Pre-eminence, or Authority,
" Ecclesiastical or Spiritual, within the Kingdom of
Great-Britain, or
" any the Dominions thereto belonging. 
So help me GOD."

    " I A. B. do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, testify and declare in my
" Conscience, before
GOD and the World, That our Sovereign Lord King
"
GEORGE, is lawful and rightfully King if the Realm of Great-Britain, and
" all other the Dominions and COuntries thereto belonging.  And I do solemnly
" and sincerely declare, That I do believe in my Conscience, that the Person pretended
" to be Prince of
Wales, during the Life of the late King James, and
" since his Decease, pretending to be, and taking upon himself the Stile and Title of
" King of
England, by the Name of James the Third, or of Scotland by the
" Name of
James the Eighth, or the Stile and Title of King of Great-Britain,
" hath not any Right or Title whatsoever to the Crown of the Realm of
Great-Britain,
" or any other the Dominions thereto belonging.  And I do renounce, refuse
" and abjure any Allegiance or Obedience to him.  And I do swear, That I
" will bear Faith and true Allegiance to his Majesty King
GEORGE, and him will
" defend to the utmost of my Power, against all traiterous Conspiracies and Attempts
" whatsoever, which shall be made against his Person, Crown or Dignity;
" and I will do my utmost Endeavour to disclose and make know to his Majesty,
" and his Successors, all Treasons and traiterous Conspiracies which I shall know to
" be against him, or any of them.  And I do faithfully promise, to the utmost of
" my Power, to support, maintain and defend, the Succession of the Crown against
" him the said
James, and all other Persons whatsoever; which Succession, by an
" Act, entitled,
An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better
" securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, is and stands limited to the
" Princess
Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Heirs
" of her Body, being
Protestants.  And all these Things I do plainly and sincerely
" acknowledge and swear, according to these express Words by me spoken, and according
" to the plain and common Sense and Understanding of the same Words,
" without any Equivocation, mental Evasion, or secret Reservation whatsoever.
" And I do make this Recognition, Acknowledgment, Abjuration, Renunciation,
" and Promise, heartily, willingly and truly, upon the true Faith of a Christian.
"
So help me GOD."
 

CHAP.
    V.











All Persons 
admitted to
any Office,
&c. shall take
the following
Oaths, viz.



Of Allegiance:



Of Abhorrency:










Of Abjuration:
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