Degan, Richard: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City
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STATE OF VIRGINIA. AT a Court held for Norfolk County the 22nd day of March, 1855 Richard Degan 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, Richard Degan 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 Tiperary County in Ireland in the year 1820 being now in the 35th year of my age; that I am a subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated to the United States in the year 1850, and that I intend to settle myself in the County of Norfolk , in the State of Virginia, one of the United States. Given under my hand this 22nd day of March, 1855
Richard X his mark Degan
And the said Richard Degan 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 Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Copy Teste Arthur Emmerson C.C. (Godwin [illegible] $2)