Oath of Allegiance (1)


I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution or law of any State, convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding; and further, that I do this with a full determination, pledge and purpose, without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever: So help me God.


---- Netherton, Ross. In the Path of History: Virginia Between the Rappahannock and the Potomac: An Historical Portrait. Falls Church, VA: Higher Education Publications, 2004. (VA REF 975.52 Net)