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Mathieson, Alexander C.: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County

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Virginia: Norfolk County, To-wit: At a Court held for Norfolk County, on the 19th day of February, 1855 Alexander C. Mathieson a native of Scotland this day applied to the Court to be admitted to become a citizen of the United State; whereupon the said Alexander C. Mathieson exhibited a Certificate of the Clerk of the Court of Norfolk County showing that he arrived in the United States more than five years previous to the date hereof, and that more than two years ago he had declared an oath, in the said Court, his intention to become a citizen of the United States, which Certificate is in these words: State of Virginia At a Court held for Norfolk County the 17th day of November, 1851 Alexander C Mathieson and alien, who has lately arrive 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, Alexander C. Mathieson in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk in the State of Virginia. I report that I was born in the County of Lenorickshire [Lanarkshire] Scotland in the year 1824 being now in the 27th year of my age; that I am a subject of the Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Scotland to the United States in the month of September in the year 1841, and that I intend to settle myself in the County of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, one of the United States. Given under my hand this 17th day of November, in the year 1851 Alexander C. Mathieson And the said Alexander C. Mathieson declared 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 and Ireland. Copy teste Arthur Emerson And it being proved to the satisfaction of the Court by the testimony of John C. Neaville a citizen of the said United States, who was examined as a witness, on oath, that since the arrival of the said Alexander C. Mathieson as aforesaid, he has resided within the United State five years at least, and within this State one year at least - and during that time has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same, he the said Alexander C. Mathieson declared on oath in open Court, that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland and thereupon the said Alexander C. Mathieson is admitted a citizen of the said United States. Copy teste Arthur Emmerson C.C.