This Certifies that Ruben Graves
Hath Taken and Subscribed the Oath
of Allegiance to this Commonwealth
John Kirkland Justice Pacis
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This is the certification that Ruben Graves of Whately, Massachusetts swore the Oath of Allegiance on February 17, 1787. All men who had participated in the insurgencies of Shays' Rebellion were required to swear this oath of faith.