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1/12/1864

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Samuel Williams' oath of allegiance

Samuel Williams of Little Rock takes the oath of allegiance, swearing to support the United States, "disclaim and denounce" the Confederate Armies and "discourage, discountenance, and forever oppose secession, rebellion and the disintegration of the Federal Union." Williams is thirty-five years old and a lawyer by occupation. Samuel W. Williams papers