Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Smith, Peter H.: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City

image 1 of 5

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

State of Virginia. At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, held on the 26th day of July 1871, Peter H. Smith an alien, who has lately arrived in the United States, and is desirous of being naturalized a citizen thereof, this day he 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, Peter H. Smith, in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth: I report that I was born in Holland - on the 28th Feby 1844 being now in the 27th year of my age; that I am a subject of King William the VII. owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Holland to the United States in the year 1858, and that I have resided in the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, one of the United States, since 1864. Given under my hand this 26th day of July 1871 - Peter H. Smith And the said P. H. Smith 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 King William the VII. J. W. D. Brody C.C.