Oath of office of Allard Anthony as notary public and attorney

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On the 11th January, Allard Anthony took the following Oath at the hands of the Governor:

I, N. N., admitted by the Governor of New Netherland a Notary and Attorney within this city New Orange and Province of New Netherland, do promise and swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will faithfully and honestly execute said office; that in the writing and drawing up all Instruments and deeds, I will deal between man and man without any regard to or respect for persons, and keep a correct register of the whole. Item, that I will faithfully to the best of my ability maintain, defend and prosecute the right of all causes which will be committed to me as Attorney, and moreover, that I will not directly nor indirectly comport and demean myself otherwise than as a good and honest Notary and Attorney is bound to do. So truly help me God Almighty.


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.