Dent, William: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City
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STATE OF VIRGINIA. At a Court held for Norfolk County the 23rd day of December, 1857. William Dent 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, William Dent in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County Va. I report that I was born in Newport in England on 9 August 1816 being now in the 42nd year of my age; that I am subject of Her majesty Victoria Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Liverpool to the United States in the year 1848, 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 21 day of December 1857. William Dent and the said William Dent declares 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 Soveignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain an Ireland. Copy teste Arthur Emmerson C.C.