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I Martin Hughes make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County in the State of Virginia that is to say I report that I was born at Mayo in Ireland in the dominions of the British Crown in the Month of October 1826 being now in the 23rd year of my age that I am a subject of the Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that Monarch and none other that I migrated from Ireland to the United States in the month of May 1847 and that I intend to settle in the County of Norfolk in the State of Virginia one of the United States. Given under my hand this [blank] day of November 1848 Martin Hughes his X mark Teste S. Wheeler