County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the 30th day of October A.D. 1852, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Martin Maher  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland, aged about 26 years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool, England and arrived at New York in the United States on the first day of January 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 of Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.

          Sworn and subscribed the 30th 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.

J. Vernon, Clerk
Transcribed by Linda Bianchi

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