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Act Empowering the Commander-in-Chief to administer an oath


At a General Assembly of the Governour and Company of the Colony of Connecticut, holden at New-Haven, by special order of the Governour, on the 14th day of December, 1775,

An Act empowering the Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, or Officers commanding a detachment, or out-posts, &c; to administer an Oath.

Be it enacted, by the Governour, Council, and Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Commander-in-chief of the Army raised, or to be raised, by this, and the rest of the United Colonies, or any Officer in the service of the said United Colonies, commanding any detachment or out-post, shall have power and authority to administer an oath, and swear any person or persons to the truth of any information or intelligence, or any other matters relative to the publick service.

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