Voter registration card from Alamance County, N.C., 1902

A voter registration card from Alamance County, North Carolina, 1902, certifying that the registrant had been eligible to vote prior to January 1, 1867 -- that is, before the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave African Americans the right to vote. This certification was required under North Carolina's 1900 constitutional amendment that effectively disfranchised African Americans. It reads (handwritten text is emphasized): North Carolina, Alamance County, Patterson Precinct: I do solemnly swear (or affirm that I am a citizen of the United States and of the State of North Carolina: I am 53 years of age: I was on the first day of January, A. D. 1867, or prior to that date, entitled to vote under the Constitution and laws of ..., in which I then resided (or, I am a lineal descendant of William Moody who was on January 1, 1867, or prior to that date, entitled to vote under the Constitution and laws of the State of N. C. wherein he then resided: James M. X [his mark] Moody Sworn and subscribed before me, this 23 day of Oct 1902. A. L. McPherson, Registrar.

Voter registration card from Alamance County, N.C., 1902
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North carolina, 
Alamance County, 
Patterson Precinct. 

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States and of the State of North Carolina: I am 53 years of age: I was on the first day of January, A. D. 1867, or prior to that date, entitled to voter under the Constitution and laws of the state of                                     , in which I then resided (or, I am a lineal descendant of William Moody who was on January 1, 1867, or prior to that date, entitled to vote under the Constitution and laws of the State of N.C. werein he then resided.)

James M. X [his mark] Moody

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 22 day of Oct 1902.

A. L. McPherson
Registrar.

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