County of Shelby   SS

          Be It Known, that on the 22d day of August A.D.,1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Lorenz Breidelstein  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Germany aged about thirty eight years, and owes allegiance to William Koufarst that he emigrated thence, embarked at Bramin and arrived at Baltimore in the United States, on the 26th day of August A.D.,1844 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 or Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to William Koufarst Grand Duke of Hesse Cassel in Germany.
(Signed)     Lorenz Breidelstein

          Sworn and subscribed the 26th day of August 1854.

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

( LS )     J. Vernon   Clerk

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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