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, William Sharp  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of England, aged about 34 years, and owes allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool and arrived at New York in the United States on the 2nd day of December 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 of Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britain.

          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 Seal of Said Court the above date.

J. Vernon, Clerk

Transcribed by Linda Bianchi

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