The so-called "test oath" as prescribed by an act passed by the Massachusetts General Court on May 1, 1776., Imprint supplied by Evans., Printed area measures 15.4 x 14.5 cm. Lower half of sheet is blank for subscribers' names., N-YHS copy inscribed in manuscript: Wm. Reed [and 13 others]
Four resolutions of the Continental Congress concerning the loyalty oath., Signed: Extract from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary., N-YHS copy inscribed on verso: "Resolves of Congress, Officers to take Oath, 3d. Feb. 1778"; fabric lining.