Doyle, David: Petition, Richmond City
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[seal covers portion of document making that portion illegible] [Lancaster] County in the State of Pennsylvania ss Be It Remembered that at a Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Lancaster in the second Judiciary District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the Twenty ninth day of May Anno Domini 1798 and in the twenty second year of the Independence of the United States David Doyle a native of the Kingdom of Ireland now of the Borough and County of Lancaster in the said Commonwealth, appears in [illegible] and presents his petition setting forth that he landed in the United States, at Chester in Pennsylvania on the first day of June in the year of our Lord, one Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety four that in the month of May following he came into the Borough of Lancaster where he has resided ever since and being desirous of becoming a Free Citizen of the United States, prays the Court, that upon his complying with the requisites of the Act of Congress in such case made and provided to admit him to the rights of a Citizen of the said United States: And the said David Doyle on his solemn Oath in open Court declareth that, he was resident within the United States on the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety five and has always since that time resided in the County of Lancaster in the State of Pennsylvania, And it appearing to the Court that the said David Doyle for two years last past has behaved as a man of good moral Character attached to the principles of the Constitution of the united States and well disposed to the Order & happiness of the same. And the said David Doyle on his solemn Oath in open Court further declaring that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince Potentate State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to the King of Great Britain, and that he will support the Constitution of the United States. He is thereupon admitted to be a citizen of the United States. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed seal of the said Court at Lancaster the twenty ninth day of May Anno Domini 1798 and in the twenty second year of the Independence of the United States John Hubley Prothonotary of the Court aforesaid.