An Act Prescribing the Form of an Oath of Allegiance, 1861

Series: (Series 50, Florida Legislature, Senate Bill Files, 1845-1927)

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Civil War

An Act Prescribing the Form of an Oath of Allegiance, 1861

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An Act prescribing the form of the Oath of Allegiance.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the State of Florida in General Assembly convened that the within thirty after the passage of  Oath of Allegiance required by the 7th Ordinance of the late Convention of the people of Florida shall be in the following form.
“I _________________ do solemnly swear that I will support, maintain, protect and defend the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida to the best of my skill and ability, against the so cal
All foreign powers whatsoever and more particularly against the so called United States of America.”

After the Civil War began with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, Florida would need to muster all of its resources to defend itself against the “so called United States of America.”