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"I William L. Martin ...," 9 November 1853, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 608, NADP Document D21.
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I William L. Martin, swore that I will well and faithfully serve the United States in the office of Special Indian Agent for the tribes in Umpqua and Ca-oose Valleys in oregon, that I will carefully attend to all such orders and instructions as I shall from time to time recieve from the President of the United States, Secataryie of the interior, comissioner of Indian affairs, or the person under whose direction I am or may hereafter be plased; and that in all things belonging to my said office, during my continuence therein, I will faithfully, justly, and truly, according to the best of my skill and judgment, do equal and impartial justice, without fraud, favour or affection

Wm. L. Martin

Subscribed and sworn to
before me this 9th day
of November A.D. 1853
In witness whereof I
herewith set my hand and affix
the Seal of the District Court of
the United States in and for
Polk County Oregon at the above
J E Lyle
Clerk of said Court