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History Fact #9
The Anabaptists (Mennonites, Amish, German Baptists) and Quakers refused to swear oaths, thus naturalizing into an English colony was no small thing. It took some doing, but the document was tailored to meet the dictates of their conscience. The usual phrase “promise and swear” was changed to “promise and solemnly declare.” The words “will be faithful and beaer true allegiance” were changed to “will be true and faithful.” The word Majesty was removed from the title of King George the second, likely because it was felt that the title belonged alone to the higher authority of God. And the common idiom “So help us God” was eliminated entirely.
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Source: Unser Leit, The Story of the Amish