Lot 376: Manuscript DS, signed "Thomas Gross," one page, 7.5 x 6.25, November 27, 1865. Confederate amnesty oath sworn in Bedford County, Virginia. In part: "I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the laws made in pursuance thereof as the supreme law of the land, anything in the Constitution and laws of the State of Virginia…and that I will uphold and defend the Government of Virginia." Crudely signed at the conclusion by Gross and countersigned by clerk A. A. Arthur. In fine condition, with expected document wear, light staining to upper left, and closely trimmed top edge.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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