Book of Oaths from Government House and Council Chamber, Sierra Leone

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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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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