John Ross (J. R.) Carson of Washington County, Tenn. Swore his oath to "support and defend the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND UNION OF THE STATES thereunder" and would support the laws made "during the existing Rebellion with reference to the; EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES." It was signed by John T. Smith, Justice of the Peace. A copy print of John Ross Carson later in life accompanies this document.
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