County of Shelby   SS

          Be It Known, that on the 28th day of July A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Grindley  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of England aged about 29 years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of England that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool and arrived at New York in the United States, on the 8th day of September A.D., 1853 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 England.
(Signed)     John Grindley

          Sworn and subscribed the 28th day of July 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   Ck      
By W. N. Hubbell Deputy

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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