From the June 15th Covington Journal
By the provision of the last military bill adopted by the Legislature, all members of the State Guard are required to take the oath which the officers of the organization have heretofore taken, and if they refuse to take it within thirty days, the State arms held by them are to be returned to the proper authorities. Home Guards organized under that bill, receiving arms from the State, are required to take the same obligation. It is as follows;
"I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof; and I further swear that I will well and truly execute and obey the legal orders of all officers legally placed over me, when on duty. So help me God.
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