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the United States, shall before entering upon the duties of such office and before being entitled to any of the salary or other emoluments thereof, take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation I. A.B., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have never voluntarily borne arms against the United States since I have been a Citizen thereof; that I have voluntarily given no aid, or countenance, counsel or encouragement to persons engaged in armed hostility thereto; that I have never sought nor accepted nor attempted to excuse the functions of any office whatever under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government authority, [[strikethrough]] authority, [[/strikethrough]] power or constitution within the United States, hostile or inimicle threats, and I do further swear (or affirm) that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign or domestic; and that I will [[strikethrough]] well and faithfully discharge[[/strikethrough]] bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That I take this obligation freely, without mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter So help me God;" which said oath so taken and signed shall be preserved among the files of the Court house house of Congress or department to which the said office may appertain. And any person who shall falsely take the said oath shall be guilty of perjury and on conviction in addition to the penalties now prescribed for that offence, shall be deposed of his office and rendered incapable forever after of holding any office of place under the United States
Approved July 2d 1862
All civilians employed as Clerks or in any position for which they receive pay, will be required to take the oath above prescribed, such as are not able to subscribe to it will be at once discharged
By order of Bt Maj Genl W Swayne
sig'd C. Cadle

Office Asst Commissioner
Bureau of R.F. & A L
Montgomery Ala April 16th 1866

General Order
No 7
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Captain W C Arthur C.S.U.S.V. having in accordance with orders from Headquarters Department of Alabama, reported at this office, is hereby assigned to duty as Chief Commissary of the Bureau for this State.
By Order of
Lt Majr Genl Wager Swayne
C. Cadle Jr.
A.A. General

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Office Asst Commissioner State of Ala
B - RF & AL
Montgomery Ala April 21st 1866

General Orders
No 8

Bvt Capt [[underlined]] Joseph Groves [[/underlined]] 1st Lieut V.R.C. having in accordance with order from the Commissioner of the Bureau, reported at this office, is hereby assigned to duty as Aid to Camp on the Staff of the asst Commissioner.
By Order of
Bvt Maj Genl Wager Swayne
Sig. C. Cadle

Sg. O. D. Kinsman
GAA Genl