Purcell, Richard: Naturalization Record, Arlington County
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At a county court held for Alexandria County on the 25th day of October 1852.
Richard Purcell applied to this court to become a citizen of the United States, and is appearing to the satisfaction of the court. by the oath of James Patterson that said applicant has been in the United States for more than five years continually prior to this day, and more than one year in this state, and that he is a man of good moral character attached to the principles of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same, and the said applicant declaring on oath that it has been bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States for three years prior to his becoming of age, to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + [and] Ireland; and the said applicant declared on oath that he will support the Constitution of the United States , and that he doth absolutely and entirely, renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and therefore said A Copy Teste B.H. Berry - Clerk