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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 23

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April 12, 1800.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. XXIII.—An Act to alter the form of certain oaths and affirmations directed to be taken by the act intituled “An act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States.”

Act of Feb. 28, 1800, ch. 12.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the first section of the act passed during the present session of Congress, intituled “An act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” as relates to the form of the oaths or affirmations thereby directed to be taken by the marshals, secretaries, and assistants therein mentioned respectively, shall be, and hereby is repealed, and that the said oaths or affirmations shall be in the following form; that is to say: the marshals and secretaries’ oath or affirmation in the form following: “I, A. B. marshal of the district of (or the secretary of the territory of as the case may be) do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will well and truly cause to be made a just and perfect enumeration and description of the persons resident within my district (or within the territory of as the case may be) and will return the same to the Secretary of State agreeably to the directions of an act of Congress, intituled ‘An act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,’ according to the best of my ability.” And the assistants’ oath or affirmation in the form following: I, A. B. do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will make a just and perfect enumeration and description of all persons resident within the division assigned to me by the marshal of the district of (or the secretary of the territory of as the case may be) and make due return thereof to the said marshal (or secretary) agreeably to the directions of an act of Congress, intituled “An act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” according to the best of my ability.

Approved, April 12, 1800.