Affidavit from James Wilson
[Philadelphia, 2 Jan. 1794]
United States to wit:
I James Wilson one of the associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States do hereby certify that I have this day administered to Edmund Randolph in pursuance of an act entituled “An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths,” an oath, that he will support the constitution of the United States;1 and that I have also at the same time administered to the same Edmund Randolph in pursuance of the act intituled “An act for establishing an executive department to be denominated the department of foreign Affairs,” an oath well and faithfully to execute the trust committed to him in the office of Secretary of State for the United States.2
Given under my hand and Seal at the City of Philadelphia this second day of January 1794.
LB, DNA: RG 59, Domestic Letters.
1. For this act of 1 June 1789, see Stat description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends . 1:23–24.