County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the 25th day of March A.D., 1853, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Price  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about thirty years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain & Ireland that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool and arrived at New York in the United States, on the day of July A.D., 1850 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 25th day of March 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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