County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the 27th day of February A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  John Wagner  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Strasburg in France aged about 28 years, and owes allegiance to Louis Napoleon Emperor of France that he emigrated thence, embarked at Harve in France and arrived at New York in the United States, on the 9th day of June 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 Louis Napoleon Emperor of France.
(Signed)   John Wagner

          Sworn and subscribed the 27th day of February 1854.

          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       CLERK          

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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