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COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALBAMA
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J[[?]], JOHN H. KING, Commissioner of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Alabama, hereby certify, that on the twelfth day of August 1865, at [[?]] Ala., personally appeared before me, James C. White of the county of Madison and the State of Alabama, who being duly sworn, took and described before me the following oath:
I do hereby solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder; 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: So help me God.

(Signed James C. White
As witnessed his above signature to said Oath, and also my signature and Seal of Office, the date and year aforesaid
John H. King
U.S. District Court Commissioner.


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unsure about the signatures which county i'm not sure if the marking in the bottom left corner need to be transcribed or how

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