|Title:||Colonel Marin Craney to , 1837|
|Collection||New Brunswick Letters|
|Sender||Colonel Marin Craney|
William the Ivth
I do Sincerely Promise and Swear, That I will be Faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King William the Fourth, and will defend him to the utmost of my power against all Conspiracies and Attempts whatever, which shall be made against his Person, Crown and Dignity; and I will do my utmost Endeavour to disclose and make known to his Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, all Treasons and traitorous Conspiracies which may be formed against Him or Them; And I do faithfully promise to maintain, support, and defend to the utmost of my power, the Succession of the Crown, which succession by an Act, intituled An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, is and Stands limited to the Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, and the Heirs of her Body, being Protestants; hereby utterly renouncing and abjuring any Obedience or Allegiance unto any other Person claiming or pretending right to the Crown of this Realm: And I do further declare That it is not an Article of my faith. and that I do renounce, reject and abjure the Opinion, that Princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any other Authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or by any Person whatsoever: And I do declare, that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome, or any other foreign Prince, Prelate, Person, State or Potentate, hath or ought to have any Temporal or Civil Jurisdiction Power Superiority or Pre-eminence directly or indirectly within this Realm. I do Swear, That I will defend to the utmost of my Power the Settlement of Property within the Realm as established by the Laws: And I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any Intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by Law within his Realm; And I do solemnly Swear, That I never will exercise any Privilege to which I am or may become entitled, to disturb or weaken the Protestant Religion or Protestant Government in the United Kingdom: and I do solemnly, in the Presence of God, profess, testify and declare, That I do make this Declaration, and every part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words of this Oath, without any Evasion, Equivocation, or mental Reservation whatsoever. So help me God.
Martin Cranney, Coroner.
17th April 1837