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William Kerr's Petition Decr. 15th 1824 ref.d to Cts. of J. 1824 Decr 18th Reasonable Bill drawn


Virginia: At a Superior Court of Chancery held at the Capitol in the City of Richmond, the 13th day of January 1824. William Kerr, this day personally came into Court, and applied to become a citizen of the United States, and produced a certificate of his intention to become a citizen in these words, to wit: United States Court, fifth circuit and Virginia District, December 7th 1820. William Kerr, a subject of the King of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Ireland, this day came into Court, and made oath that it is his bona fide intention to become a Citizen of the United States, and to renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, and particularly to George the fourth King of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Ireland, whose subject he now is. A Copy Teste Wm. W. Hening C.C. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court by the oaths of James Caskie, and James Scott, that the said William Kerr hath resided