County of Shelby   SS

          Be It Known, that on the first day of November A.D., 1852, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Ford  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about 33 years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain & Ireland that he emigrated thence, embarked at Galway and arrived at New York in the United States, on the 27th day of May A.D., 1851 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 Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
          Sworn and subscribed the first day of November 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   Clerk

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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