Sumter County Alabama

Sumter County
Release of Slaves

Submitted by: Sylvia Dees

1865 Sumter Co AL
Release of Slaves
Proclamation Oath

    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.

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