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Dugan, Patrick: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City

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STATE OF VIRGINIA. AT a Court held for Norfolk County the 21st day of May, 1855 Patrick Dugan an alien, who has lately arrived in the United States, and is desirous of being naturalized a citizen thereof, this day appeared in Court, and in pursuance of the Act of Congress made a report of himself, which report is in the following words, to wit: I, I Patrick Dugan in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County I report that I was born in County of Galway Ireland, in the year 1832 being now in the 23rd year of my age; that I am a subject of Victoria Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Ireland to the United States in the year 1853, and that I intend to settle myself in the Town of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, one of the United States. Given under my hand this 21st day of May, 1855 Patrick Dugan X his mark And the said Patrick Dugan declared on 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 and particularly to Victoria the first, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Copy Teste Will: H. Bingley [Dty?] Ck: