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Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance, Vol. 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.Original data: Westcott, Thompson. Names Of Persons Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance To The State Of Pennsylvania Between The Years 1777 And 1789 : With A History Of The "Test Laws" Of Pennsylvania. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965. (reprint).
This database lists the names of immigrants who took the oath of allegiance to the province and state of Pennsylvania from 1777-1789. All males over sixteen years of age were obliged to take this oath and declaration, as soon after their arrival as possible. Taking an oath of allegiance was a process undergone during early colonial emigration.