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Flaherty, Patrick: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County

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STATE OF VIRGINIA. AT a Court held for Norfolk County the Seventeenth day of October, 1848 Patrick Flaherty 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 Flaherty in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County in the State of Virginia I report that I was born in the county of Galway in Ireland 10: day of March 1811. being now in the 37th 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 1847, 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 Seventeenth day of October, 1848 And the said Patrick Flaherty 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: