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United States of America. The State of Ohio, Scio'o [Scioto] County, SS I R H Sharm clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county, do by these presents certify that on the 29th of October A.D. 1855 personally came John Engert a native of Bavaria and heretofore a subject of King of Bavaria and having been duly sworn according to law made his declaration, stating that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the King of Bavaria Witness my hand and the seal of said court, at the Court-House in Portsmouth, this 29th day of Octover 1855 R H Sharm [CC?]