County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the 17th day of November A.D., 1853, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Michael Coleton  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about twenty four years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool England and arrived at Alburgh in the United States, on the 23d day of November A.D., 1847 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 Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.

          Sworn and subscribed the 17th day of November 1853.

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

( LS )     J. Vernon       CLERK          

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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