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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.


 

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Office of Notary Public

Rockbridge, Va., October 2nd 1865

 

AMNESTY OATH.

 

I Robert E. Lee ofLexington Virginia 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, in 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.

R E Lee

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me

this 2nd day of October 1865

 

Chas. A. Davidson Notary Public

 

 

 

Source: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of State, RG 59.

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 November 11

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