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Riley, John: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County

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At a Court held for Norfolk County the 17th day of November, 1856 John Riley 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, John Riley in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County Va.

I report that I was born in Ireland on the 24th June 1828 being now in the 28th year of my age; that I am a subject of Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Ireland to the United States in the year 1854, 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 17 day of November, 1856.

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And the said John Riley 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, Sate or Soveignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland -

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