O'Donnel, Martin: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City
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STATE OF VIRGINIA. At a court held for Norfolk county the 23rd day of May 1855 Martin O Donnel 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 Martin O'Donnel 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 Galway county Ireland in the year 1830 being now in the 25th year of my age; that I am subject of her 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 1852 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 Martin O Donnel and the said Martin O Donnel declares on oath that it is bonafide 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 soveignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland.
Copy teste Authur Emmerson C.C.