County of Shelby   SS

          Be It Known, That on the 16th day of August A.D., 1852, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court before the Clerk thereof,  Patrick Dray  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about twenty one years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of England that he emigrated thence, embarked at Waterford Ireland and arrived at White Hall New York in the United States, on the 25th day of June A.D., 1848, and that 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 Great Britian and Ireland.
          Sworn and subscribed the 16th day of August 1852.

          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  

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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