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M. W. Haymond, Signer, Post-Civil War Voter’s Affidavit

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4343

Content Description

A voter’s affidavit signed by M.W. Haymond of Fairmont, West Virginia in October of 1865. The affidavit is subscribed and stamped by John J. Moore, Justice of the Peace. While the document is titled “Voter’s Affidavit”, such a document may also be referred to as an “oath of allegiance” or “loyalty oath”. These were used by the Federal Government to certify that the signer was loyal to the Union and had not fought for or otherwise aided the Confederacy. This particular version of the document was signed roughly six months after the end of the Civil War and includes additional language obligating loyalty to the constitution of the State of West Virginia.

Dates

  • 1865

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1/4 in. (1 folder))

Overview

A voter’s affidavit signed by M.W. Haymond of Fairmont, West Virginia in October of 1865. While the document is titled “Voter’s Affidavit”, such a document may also be referred to as an “oath of allegiance” or “loyalty oath”. These were used by the Union to certify that the signer had not fought for or otherwise aided the Confederacy.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Creator

Title
M. W. Haymond, Signer, Post-Civil War Voter’s Affidavit
Description rules
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536