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Piper, James: Naturalization Record, Arlington County

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District of Columbia County of Alexandria } Sct Personally appeared before me the Subscriber one of the UStates Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid Thos Cook who made oath that he has been acquainted with Jas Piper for more than twelve months last part during which time he has resided in the Town of Alexandia in in the District aforesaid Given under my hand this 30 th day of July 1807 A Faw

District of Columbia County of Alexandria} The Petition of Jas Piper humbly represents to your Houours that he has resided within the UStates of America for five years last past and is desirous of becoming a Citizen of the same and taking the benefit passed for the relief of Emigrants-- and he as in duty bound will ever pray &c [the following paragraph has been crossed out] Alexandria 30th of July 1807 I hereby certify that I have had some dealing with the beforementioned Thomas Ruckle for upwards of three years previous to this date & have alwise found & understood him to suport

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