County of Shelby   SS

          BE  IT  KNOWN,  that on the 9th day of October A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court before the Clerk thereof,  Thomas Gwan  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that be is a native of Ireland aged about twenty seven years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, that he emigrated thence, embarked at Londonderry and arrived at Philadelphia in the United States, on the 14th day of June A. D., 1849 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.
J. Vernon CK
          Sworn and subscribed the 9th day of  June[sic) 1854

          (SS)       IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and official seal the above date.
J. Vernon   CK
Transcribed by Barb Huff

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