County of Shelby:SS.

            Be it Known, that on the sixth day of October A.D., 1852, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof, Theophilus Christian Mukart an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Germany, aged about 40 years, and owes allegiance to the Kingdom of Saxony that he emigrated thence, embarked at Bremen and arrived at New York in the United States on the 16th day of May A.D., 1836 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 Bernhard Erich Freud Duke of Saxon Meiningen.

            Sworn and subscribed the 6th day of October 1852.

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

J. Vernon, Clerk
Transcribed by Linda Bianchi

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