1865 Sumter Co AL
Release of Slaves
I, J. W. Cherry, do 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 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.
J. W. Cherry
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 28th
day of August, 1865.
Witness my hand and seal. B. Garner(?)
( L. S.)
Justice of the Peace Sumter Co, Ala.