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THE "RIBBON OATH."

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THE "RIBBON OATH." A correspondent of the Dublin Express gives the following as a correct copy of a form of Ribbon oath recently found by the police in making a sudden irruption into a publichouse in a county notorious for agrarian outrages "I (A B) hereby agree to become a true and loyal mem- ber of this society, and I solemnly swear before Almighty God to be true and loyal to tne brotherhood, and to each member of the same and I will be obedient to my commit- tee and superior officers, and agree to all their articles, laws, rules, and regulations that have been since the commence- ment, and all amendments added thereto, and to perform all duties imposed on me with loyalty, faith, and fidelity; and I swear tnat neither hopes or fears, rewards or puuish- ments, shall induce me to give evidence against any brother oribrothers for any act or expression of theirs done or made collectively or individually. And in pursuance of this obligation I swear to aid, as best I can, with purse and per- son, any brother or brothers who may be in distress and I further swear to owe no allegiance to any Protestant or heretic Sovereign, ruler, prince, or potentate, and that I will not regard any oath delivered to me by them or their subjects, be they judge, magistrate, or else, as binding And I swear to aid, as best I can, any brother or brothers who may be on trial for any act or expression of theirs, before magistrate, judge, jury, or else, and to be ready at all times to aid by every means in my power to assist in procuring his or their liberation, and, if myself a witness, to disregard any oath delivered to me on such oc- casions by judge, jury, magistrate, counsel, clerk, lawyer, offi- cial or else and tha^ I will not regard such oath as bind- ing And in revenge for the sufferings of our forefathers, and protection of our rights, I further solemnly swear to aid, as best I can, in exterminating and extirpating all Protestants and heretics out of Ireland or elsewhere to hunt, pursue, shoot, and destroy aH Prote>tant or heretic landlords, pro- prietors, or employers, and Also to hunt. shoot, pur.-ue, and destroy all landlords or proprietors belonging to the Cnurch of Rome, should he or they evict his or their tenants from any house, land, home, or holding of theirs. And I further solemnly swear to aid, as best I can, in burning down, sacking, and destroying allMTotestant or heretic churches or places of worship, and all houses used as such by members of different heretical denomination* in this country, and to level the same to the ground. I also solemnly sweartohave no intercourse, communion, or trade, neither to buy or sell, barter or exchange, give or take, or have any dealings whatever with said Protestants or heretics, unless on such occasions as cannot be avoided. "I also swear to defend the farmer, the poor man, the widow, and the orphans of any brother or former brother against the oppression of the landlards and the tyranny of Saxon laws; and I further solemnly swear to do all in my power to procure the independence of Ireland, and aid as best r can in allowing none but Irishmen to possess Irish land, and Ireland for the Irish. "I also solemnly swear to shoot, destroy, hunt, and pursue to death any former brother who may turn informer 0 t ait or, or who may refuse to perform any duty ordered by his committees or superior officers, or any duty which may fall by lot or otherwise to execute. And I agree that my person shall be at all times at their service, to go wherever required or do whatever sent, and also to aid by every means in my power any brother or brothers of this society executing the orders of other committees or omcers belonging thereto, though not in my district, and to aid as best I can he or them in the performance of their duty, And I most solemnly swear to keep all secrets, pass- words, figns, orders, or otherwise belonging to this society, and that I shall never divulge the same by word of mouth or otherwise and I swear neither to mark, write, or i, dite with pen, pencil, stone, chain, or any other mineral or substance above or under wood, above or under water, above or under land, above or under air, on the sea or else- where. or to use therewith any substance whatever above or under, < £ c be it herb, shrub, tree, wood, liquid, mineral, or else, above or below this earih. above or under, fee., or to use therewith any liquid, maiking fluid, ink, or ""y mark- ing substance whatever, above or under, &c., in the sea or elsewhere, to betray or inform of any suns secrets, pass- words, orders, doings, actions, or expressions that have been, that are being, or that will be belonging to this brotherhood." A form of oath so prolix must be a heavy tax upon the memory of the conscientious Ribbonman who wishes to discharge his duty fully.

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