Act against Administering Unlawful Oaths (43 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

This Act was one of several made by Pitt’ government in the crisis year of 1797: it forbade taking or administering unlawful oaths, or belonging to a confederacy forbidden by law. The aim, and the effect, was to inhibit the formation of rebellious groups.

Citation:
Editors. "Act against Administering Unlawful Oaths". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
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