County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the 9th day of March A.D., 1853, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Peter Fenwick  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Hessen Dormstadt aged about 42 years, and owes allegiance to Ludwick 3d Duke of Hessen Dormstadt that he emigrated thence, embarked at Brama and arrived at New York in the United States, on the 28th day of August A.D., 1852 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 Ludwick 3d Duke of Hessen Dormstadt.

          Sworn and subscribed the 9th day of March 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       Ck    

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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