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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Vigilance Committee Oath, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Undetermined creator
Title: Vigilance Committee oath
Dates: undated
Abstract: The Vigilance Committee Oath, undated, contains an oath taken by members of a secret vigilance committee.
Identification: camh-arc-004388
Extent: 1 item
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Vigilance committees were established throughout the United States primarily during the 19th century. In the West, their purpose often involved routing lawlessness especially in areas that lacked an effective law enforcement presence. These committees sought out murderers, robbers, and horse thieves, among others, and enacted their own sense of justice on the offenders they captured.

"Vigilantes and Vigilance Committees." Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The Vigilance Committee oath, undated, contains an oath taken by members of a secret vigilance committee. The stated purpose of the committee involved the "mutual protection against thieves, murderers and robers [sic] and to assist the officers to mete out justice to all such parties."

The finding aid was created remotely from a MARC record. See repository for complete inventory.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Vigilance committees
Document Types
Loyalty oaths

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vigilance Committee Oath, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1993-046

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, November 2020.

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OCLC Number

77539319

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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3B51 [SRH1230014983] Vigilance Committee oath, undated

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