County of Shelby   SS

          Be It Known, that on the fourth day of August A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Philip Levinson  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that be is a native of Prussia Poland aged about twenty five years, and owes allegiance to Frederick Wilhelm 4th that he emigrated thence, embarked at Hamburg and arrived at New York in the United States, on or about the 2d day of May A.D., 1848 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 Frederick Wilhelm 4th King of Prussia.
(Signed)     Ph. Levinson

          Sworn and subscribed the 4th day of August 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   S. C. C.      

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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