Contributed by Linda Dougan
We whose names are hereunto Subscribed. Do solemnly and sincerely Declare and Swear, ( or affirm). That the State of Pennsylvania is and of right out to be a free and Sovereign State and independent State--and I do forever renounce all Allegiance, Subjection,and Obedience to the King or Crown, of Great Britain, and I do further swear, (or solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm), that I never had since the declaration of Independence, directly or indirectly aided, assisted,abetted, or in any wise countenanced the King of Great Britain, his Generals, fleets,or armies; or there adherents in there claims upon these United States, and that I have ever since the Declaration of Independence thereof demeaned myself as a faithful citizen and subject and subject of this or some one of the United States, and that I will at all times maintain and support the freedom, sovereignty, and Independence therof.
Taken from the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania, between the years of 1777 and 1789
By Thompson Westcott
Decr.11, Henry Schwalbah
12, Benjamin Loxly,Junr, late prisoner in Europe.
14, David Jones, Farmer
15, John Crowden (his mark) of Philada,Labourer.
16, John Stone
Adam Hubley, of Philada, Mercht
Jacob Harmen, of Philada, Mercht, Affirmed
James McGill (his mark), do. Labourer
Decr. 18, John Nixon
J.M. Nesbitt -------- Auditors of Accounts.
Bartholomew Moore, Mariner, lately in the State fleet.
19, Abraham Levering, Roxborough. Affirmed.
Jacob Gilbert, Jinr.
Jacob Gilbert, the elder.
21, Michael Orner, Labourer
Andrew Brand, Grocer
Leonard Kromer, Northern Liberties
Everhart Geiss (his mark), Northern Liberties
John Righter, Roxborough.
22, Benjamin Pasciall, Esq. Affirmed
Robert Jewell. Affirmed
Charles Bower, Sworn Dec 24th
Joseph Reed, President of the Executive Council.
George Bryan, Vice President
Daniel Righter, Roxboroug
25 Michael Righter, do
John Righter, do.
James Horner, of Philada, Sadler
Decr.27,Joseph Stretch, of Philada, Merct. Affirmed
Samuel Langdale, do. do do
George Chandlers, of do escort do
William Matlack, do watchmaker do
28, Andrew Doz, Philada, Gent
30, Jacob Conrad Jr, ( his mark), Lower Merrion
Jan, 1, Fredrick Seegez, Shopkeeper
Samual Lyon, Commissary
James Dunlap, Philada, Physician
2, Peter Crispn, Roxbury
John Tibin Jr, do
Joseph Leaman (his mark), do
Michael Smith (his mark), Merrion. Farmer
William Kidd, Schoolmaster.
4, Philip Rumble (his mark), Labourer
Michael Metzinger (his mark) Weaver
5, Nicholas Jacobs, Cordwainer
William Lawrence, Hatter. Affirmed
Philip Truckenmiller (his mark) Affirmed
Jonathan Draper, Corwainer
John Gardner, do
Martin Benner (his mark)
Peter Sutter, Hatter
George Atkinson, Ship Capt
Adam Myrtelus, Blacksmith
Jacob Eringer, of Philada, Hoser
Miles Hillborn, Mercht, Affirmed
Andrew Tybout, Hatter
Levy Marks, Taylor
Jan 5, Barnaby Dempsey (his mark) Labourer.
9, John Frey (his mark) of Abbendon
James Claypool Esq. High Sherriff
John Keble, Clerk
Richard Salter, Shipwright
Thomas Vaughn, do
Nathaniel Green, do
Lewis Hazlewanger, (his mark) do
Conrad Lutz, do
13, Jacob Graff, Philada
Jacob Beecher, Lancaster Co
John Andrews, (his mark) Philada, Waterman
14, Andrew Mervine (his mark) Cooper
Benjamin Leavering (his mark) Cordwainer
16, John Kelly, Asst. Bar. Masr. Who also took oath of office.
18, Edward Kearn, of Philada, Scrivener.
21, John Weaver, late in the American Military Service.
26, Joseph Shriver, of Philada, Butcher
28, John Amos, Lower Merrion, Shoemaker,
Jacob Amos, (his mark), Roxborough
29, Christopher Baker
30, Thomas McDowell, of Philada, Soapboiler
Feb 3, Joseph Sellers, Kingsessing. Affirmed
4, William Hllingshead Esq
William Albrecht, Philada, Barber.
Wendall Kingsfield, Lower Merrion
10, William Cochran, L. Merrion
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