UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY.
Be it known that James Allen Hardie of the State of New York is entitled to all the rights and privileges of an honorary member of the Dialectic Society.
In Testimony of which we have caused to be hereunto affixed the seal of the Society and the signatures of our President and Secretary.
Garland, p. 46. Last recorded at Stan. V. Henkels Sale, Nov. 22, 1932. James Allen Hardie of N. Y., USMA 1843, served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War and became inspector gen., March 24, 1864. Winfield Scott Hancock of Pa., USMA 1844, was maj. gen. of vols. during the Civil War and 1880 Democratic candidate for President.
I, Ulysses S. Grant, APPOINTED A Bvt. Second Lieut. IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR, OR AFFIRM, THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THAT I WILL SERVE THEM HONESTLY AND FAITHFULLY AGAINST ALL THEIR ENEMIES OR OPPOSERS WHATSOEVER;