§ 34-19-4. Impaneling and oath of jurors.
When the jury summoned, or such other jurors as may be taken up on a new venire to be issued by the court if occasion shall require, shall appear, they shall, to the number of twelve (12), be impaneled to inquire into the forcible entry and detainer, or forcible detainer, complained of, and the court shall lay before them the exhibited complaint, and shall administer, or cause to be administered, to them the following oath, to wit:
You, as foreperson of this jury, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will well and truly try whether the complaint of
now laid before you is true, according to the evidence; so help you God (or, this affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury).
The same oath which your foreperson has taken on his or her part, you and every one of you will well and truly observe and keep; so help you God (or, this affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury).
(P.L. 1908, ch. 1533, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 340, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 391, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 591, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 34-19-4.)