County of Shelby   SS

          BE  IT  KNOWN,  that on the first day of October A.D., 1852, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Patrick Henry  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland, aged about 40 years, and owes allegiance to Great Britain and Ireland that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool, England and arrived at New Orleans in the United States on the 6th day of December A.D., 1846 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 of Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
          Sworn and subscribed the first day of October 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   CK          

Transcribed by Linda Bath and Barb Huff

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