Parks, Patrick: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County
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STATE OF VIRGINIA At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery held for Norfolk County the Second day of April, 1850 Patrick Parks 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, Patrick Parks in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the Circuit Court of Norfolk County State of Virginia I report that I was born in South Ireland in The Kingdom of Great Britain on the 3rd day of April 1821 being now in the 29th 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 Ireland 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 Second day of April, 1850 And the said Patrick Parks 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 The Queen of Great Britain Copy Teste Arthur Emmerson C.C.