Mathieson, Archibald: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County
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State of Virginia. At a Court held for Norfolk County the 21 day of April, 1857 Archibald Mathieson 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, Archibald Mathieson in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County Virginia. I report that I was born in Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland on the 29 Jany 1821 being now in the 37 year of my age; that I am a subject of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Glasgow Scotland to the United States 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 21st day of April 1857 Archibald Mathieson. And the said Archibald Mathieson 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 CC