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The report of Simon Ghio to the Court of Norfolk County in order to become a citizen of the United States - Simon Ghio reports that he was born at sea in the gulf Leoune under the Flag of Sardinia, on the 4th of July 1799 & that he is now in the 36th year of his age - that he is a cooper by trade - that he owes allegiance to the Sovereign of Sardinia - that he left the port of Havana in the American brig Betsey on the [blank] day of June 1825 and reached the capes of Virg'a 4 days afterwards, when the Betsey was lost on Cape Henry in Virg'a that he came thence to Portsmouth where he has resided ever since - & that it is his intention to reside in Portsmouth Virginia April 21st 1835 Simon Ghio