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Potter, James: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County

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STATE OF VIRGINIA. At a Circuit Court held of Norfolk County the 10th day of April, 1855 James Potter 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, James Potter in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the Circuit Court of Norfolk County I report that I was born in Scotland on the 9th Day of December 1823 being now in the 33rd year of my age; that I am a subject of Queen Victoria of Great Brittian owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Scotland to the United States in the year 1849, 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 10th day of April, 1855. James Potter Teste . D. J. Godwin. And the said James Potter 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 Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Copy teste Arthur Emmerson, C.C.