McInnes, Peter: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County
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STATE OF VIRGINIA. At a Court held for Norfolk County the 20th day of May, 1854 Peter McInnes 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, Peter McInnes in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the Court of Norfolk County I report that I was born in Scotland in the County of Lanark on the 13th Jany 1826 being now in the 28th year of my age; that I am a subject of Victoria Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain Ireland and Scotland owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Scotland to the United States in the year 1853, 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 20th day of May, 1854[.] Peter McInnes And the said Peter McInnes 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