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Collection Level Description: Book of Oaths from Government House and Council Chamber, Sierra Leone

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.r.3
Title: Book of Oaths from Government House and Council Chamber, Sierra Leone
Dates of Creation: 1833-1882
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: Government House and Council Chamber, Sierra Leone

Language of Material: English

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Scope and Content

The book contains oaths which have been signed by officials of Government House and Council Chamber in Sierra Leone. Included are oaths for the governor, sheriff, members of the legislative council, commissioner of the court of requests, commissioner of roads, coroner, clerk of the council, councillors, and also declarations against transubstantiation and popery.

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Oaths | 19th century

Sierra Leone | Politics and government

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