Master's Oath, Barque Azor,
April 20, 1878
I, E.W. Colmes, so solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am master of the Am. Bk. “Azor”, and that annexed hereto is a correct and complete list of all passengers received or to be received for conveyance by said Bk. “Azor” on her voyage to Monrovia, Liberia, for which she is now clearing, designating cabin and steerage passengers distinctly.
And that two copies of the synopsis of the laws relating to the carriage of passengers and their safety on steam vessels are framed under glass, and placed and kept in conspicuous places in said vessel. [This sentence either underlined or crossed out in ink].
E.W. Colmes, Master.
E.S. Jennisin[g?], Collector.
Sworn and subscribed before me----
April 20th, 1878.
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