Certification that D.P.R. Isenberg "has this day taken, before me, the Oath that he will support the Constitution, Laws and Government of the Republic of Hawaii, and will not ... encourage or assist in the restoration or establishment of a Monarchical form of Government in the Hawaiian Islands." Oahu, 6 July 1894
Oblong 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.; 134 x 184 mm). Printed document accomplished in manuscript, signed "A.F. Judd"; formerly folded, a few marks from rusted paper clips on verso.
Loyalty oath to the provisional government. Testimony to the turbulent period after the overthrow of the monarchy (17 January 1893), the provisional government in early 1894 announced a constitutional convention to be held the coming May. They appointed nineteen delegates to this convention, and called for eighteen more to be chosen by popular election. A loyalty oath was required of anyone wishing to vote in this election; only about 4,000 men, mostly of foreign birth, signed the oath and voted in the election. This and other acts of the Provisional Government were considered illegal by President Cleveland, though U.S. Minister Albert Willis immediately recognized the new government announced 4 July.
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