Oath of Allegiance For Former CONFEDERATE Soldiers

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 06, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Confederate Soldier & Supporters

Oath of Allegiance


The United States of America


The Government Virginia

In order for a Confederate Soldier or Supporter to vote or to hold office after the war between the States was lost he had to show proof of allegiance to the United States. This was done by signing a sworn document and having it notarized.

Larken L. Glazebrook aka Larkin Glazebrook, was a 2nd Sergeant, Company E, 15th Infantry Regiment of the Virginia Army at the end of the CIVIL WAR.

This auction is for the "Repatriation" paper of L. W. Glazebrook. He signed it on July 7, 1865. The document states:


Richmond, Va. , July 7 1865

I ___ L. W. Glazebrook do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the union of the states tunder ; and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves. I do solemnly swear, that I will uphold and defend the Government of Virginia as restored by the Convention which assembled at Wheeling on the 11th day of June, 1861.

SO HELP ME GOD. L. W. Glazebrook

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7 day of July 1865

in the City aforesaid C. P. Bigger

Notary Public for the City of Richmond and the County of Henrico, in the State of Va.

It also has a Documentary Stamp cancelled July 7, 1865. It was printed on thin hard paper.

The condition of this document is very good. It is clear and easy to read. It was folded and obviously carried probably in a wallet for a period of time. It has a heavy crease along one of the folds and is separated about half way down. Also included is the obituary of Mr. Glazebrook (Sept. 12th, 1930) and another newspaper clipping with his picture concerning his involvement in the Masons. This piece of American history with provenance is offered with no reserve. It is guaranteed to be authentic and as described. It will be shipped by Priority Mail.

According to: The Library of Virginia-Archives Research Services 800 E. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219-8000 "This document is an oath of allegiance for former Confederate soldiers and supporters. By taking the oath, your voting rights were restored. Assuming you had not been a political leader, you were also eligible again to hold public office."
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