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I Samuel Sharick make the following report of myself to the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia being a Court of record, that is to say, I report that I was born in the Kingdom of Prusia on the _______ day of [March1828?] being now in the the 44[']th year of my age, that I am a subject of William now the Emperor of the united Germany, owing allegiance to that Monarch and none other, that I migrated from the then Kingdom of Prusia to the United States in the year A.D. 1852 and that I intend to settle myself in the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia one of the United States, that it is bona fide, my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign Power, Potentate State Prince or