County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the Ninth day of May A.D., 1853, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Peirson  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly affirmed declares that he is a native of England aged about 23 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 November A.D., 1849 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.
( Signed )       John Peirson

          Affirmed and subscribed the 9th day of May 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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