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Jewitt, Thomas: Naturalization Record, Chesterfield County

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State of Virginia, Chesterfield county, towit;

Be it remembered that at a county court held for the county of Chesterfield at the courthouse thereof on the 11th day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forty one and in the 65th year of the Commonwealth, personally appeared Thomas Jewitt, by occupation a miner, a native of England, who upon his solemn oath, did depose and declare that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever, all allegiances and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland on whom he was a late subject. I, Parke Poindexter clerk of the said county courts of Chesterfield county, do certify that the above transcript is truly copied from the records of said court. In writings whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, this 18th day of March A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty one, and in the 65th year of the Commonwealth. P. Poindexter, C.C.

[seal affixed]