County of Shelby:SS.

            Be it Known, that on the 30th day of July A.D., 1852, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Branham  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland, aged about twenty three years, and owes allegiance to Queen Victoria that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool England and arrived at New Orleans in the United States on the 18th day of December A.D., 1849 and that it is bona fide his intention to reside in and become A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, and to renounce forever ALL ALLEGIANCE AND FIDELITY to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State of Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

            Sworn and subscribed the 30th day of July 1852.

            In Testimony Whereof, I Jacob Vernon, Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and Seal of Said Court the above date.

J. Vernon, Clerk

Transcribed by Linda Bianchi

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