County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the 12th day of August A.D., 1853, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Daniel Melarky  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about 21 years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool England and arrived at New Orleans in the United States, on the 25th day of December A.D., 1851 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.

          Sworn and subscribed the 12th day of August 1853.

          In Testimony Whereof, I Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and seal of said Court the above date.

( LS )     J. Vernon       Ck    

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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