These are the instruction for taking the oath of office for continental marshal or superior court judge.
Print off several copies of the oath of office so that you have backup copies for safe keeping in case a government employee "loses" yours. You will also have to purchase two one dollar stamps for each copy of your oath. You will also need to purchase a red ink pen, a red stamp pad and a gold ink pen. These are available at most office supply stores.
You must have three people witness your taking the oath of office. I have to witness you taking the oath of office as well. If you let me know when you will have three people with you to witness your oath, I will try to make myself available at that time so you can read the oath just once. However, if I am not available, I can always witness your oath at another time after your witnesses have done so.
When you sign your name, it should be signed with read ink. You then use your thumb print with the red ink pad to seal your signature. Your thumbprint must contact your signature. This ties a thumbprint to a particular signature. All of your witnesses must sign in the same fashion. The red ink signifies you are a living soul. Blue ink signifies the admiralty.
The one dollar postage stamps are to be placed on the page diagonally corner to corner with the lower right corner of the higher stamp touching the upper left corner of the lower stamp. You must cancel the stamps by drawing a gold line from the top left corner of the upper stamp through the corner to the lower right corner of the lower stamp. Your name must be signed on the stamp in gold and the date must be written on the stamp in gold as well. You then use the red ink pad and place your thumbprint on the page. You thumbprint must contact the page, your signature and the stamp. The signifies your bond.
After you and your witness have signed the oath, contact me and I will instruct you where to send the copies for my signature. I travel a lot, so I cannot say where to send it until you contact me. Send the oaths in a large flat envelope so they do not have to be folded. Include a self addressed postage paid envelope with your oaths. I use the flat rate envelope from the USPS for mine. These cost about $6.50, but they are heavy so they provide good protection for the oaths.
Once you get the oaths returned to you, make a copy of one of them in color and take them to your local county clerk's office to have the original recorded and the copy certified by the clerk. You wil then send the oath to another judge to have it file with the federal government. I will that information here soon. So check back for where to send it.
I will also soon post an example once I get back to where mine are located.