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County of Alexandria, VA
This day personally appeared before me the subscriber, a Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid Thomas Jacobs and Isaac Robbins, citizens of the United States of America and made oath and solemn affirmation that the Reverend William Ryland has resided within the District of Columbia for more than one year next before the date hereof, that the said Revd William Ryland is a person of good Character; and that for the five years last before the date hereof the said Revd. William Ryland has resided within the limits and Jurisdiction of the United States, namely during the years eighteen hundred [page is torn, line is missing]. Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania during the years eighteen hundred and twenty and eighteen hundred and twenty one at the City of Washington & during the year eighteen hundred and twenty two at Annapolis in the State of Maryland and during the year eighteen hundred and twenty three at Alexandria in the District of Columbia.
Given under my hand this twenty second day of November in the year 1824. [P. A. Faw?]