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Dugan, John: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City

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At a court held for Norfolk County on the 22d day of May 1855- John Dugan an alien who has lately arrived in the United States and 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 John Dugan make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County Va. I report that I was born in the County Galway in Ireland in the year 1828 being now in the 27th 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 1849 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 22d day of May 1855

John x his mark Dugan

And the said John Dugan 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 Sovereignty whatever and particularly to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Copy Teste LeRoy G. Edwards C.C.