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Various Oath of allegiance to King Geroge III, signed by 90 members of Massachusetts

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07476 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: [Boston] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1760 ca. Pagination: 1 sheet 31.3 x 38.6 cm

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Summary of Content: Document joined at top and printed in two columns, signed by officials of the Massachusetts Bay colony. (Since new oaths were required on the coronation of a new monarch, dating is inferred from that date.)

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsOathGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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