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McDonough, Thomas: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City

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I Thomas McDonough make the following report of myself to the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia being a Court of record, that is to say, I report that I was born in the County of Galway Ireland in the Kingdom of Great Britain on the 25 day of Decr 1830 being now in the 35 year of my age, that I am a subject of Victoria the 1st Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch and none other, that I migrated from Ireland to the United States in the year A.D. 1855 and that I intend to settle myself in the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia one of the United States; that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign power potentate state prince of sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria the 1st Queen of Great Britain. Given under my hand this 2 day of May A.D. 1865 Thomas McDonough x his mark Witness L.C.P. Cowper