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Oath of Allegiance in Lancaster
Lancaster County, PA, 1777
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Oath of Allegiance, Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster Sept. the 27th 1777. A true list of such persons who have taken and subscribed the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and Fidelity before me as directed by an act of General Assembly of Pennsylvania passed the 13th day of June last. (This is List L391B in Mayhill Source below.)

Name of Man Name of Man Name of Man
William RossJohn ShartelAndreas Shober
Christopher DemuthAndrew HoffmanFrederick Kercher
Rupertus HartafelChristopher OxHenry Shuger
Stephan LutzHenry FrankfurterJohn Backenstoss
John SnyderJohn HoffmanJonathan Roland
John ClareJohn BalsleJohn Kuntz
Peter GrobMichael EgolfJohn Rankin Junr.
John CarpenterGeorge MeessCaleb Parr
William SmithHenry WilsonJohn Shneider

Given under my hand and seal the day and year above said. Cas. Shaffner (LS)

SOURCE: Lancaster County Pennsylvania Deed Abstracts & Revolutionary War Oaths of Allegiance, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Deed Books A through M; 1729 through c1770 with adjoining Landowners & Witnesses; compiled by R. Thomas Mayhill; The Bookmark Publishers; 1965. Note: The original source for the Oaths of Allegiance is Lancaster County Deed Book L.

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