Shinn, Robert: Naturalization Record, Arlington County
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It appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court by the affidavit of James Robinson that Robert Shinn a native of England of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland was a minor when he arrived in the United States, and that he continues to reside from the time of his arrival within the United States three years next preceeding his arriving at the age of twenty one years and that he has continued to reside therein up to the present time and that he is now upwards of twenty one years of age and had resided five years including the aforesaid three years within the United States and for the three years next preceeding has been bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court by the affidavit James Robinson and Jonathan C May Citizens of the United States that the said Robert Shinn has resided within the United States for five years last past and for more than one year last past in the District of Columbia and that during that time he has be founded as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the constitution of the United States & well disposed to the good order & happyness of the same - and the said Robert Shinn having his day in open Court made oath, that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, State or sovereignty whatever & particularly the Sovereignty of the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland and that for three years next preceeding, it has been his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States, and he having been then declared on oath that he doth renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any