James Russell Soley

1 October 1850 - 11 September 1911

Appointment letter - 21 May 1873

Appointment letter - 21 May 1873 


I, James Russell Soley, having been appointed a
Professor of Ethics and English Studies in the Navy of the United States,
do solemnly swear to bear true allegiance to the United States of America, and
to serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers
whomsoever; and to observe and obey the orders of the President of the United
States of America, and the orders of the Officers appointed over me; and in all
things to conform myself to the rules and regulations which now are or here-
after may be directed, and to the Articles of War which may be enacted by
Congress, for the better government of the Navy of the United States; and that
I will support the Constitution of the United States.
James Russell Soley
Sworn and subscribed before me, at Annapolis, Md,
this 21st day of May, 1873.
Justice of the Peace.
The annexed blanks are to be filled by all officers subscribing to the above oath.

 State or terrritory in which born.

 State or territory from which appointed.

State or territory of which a citizen.

Date of Birth.


Oct 1, 1850