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I Wilson Dobie in order to become a citizen of the United States make the following report of myself to the Court of Norfolk County. I report that I was born in a village (Percy [minor?]) near New Castle on The Tyne in England on the 10th day of August in the year 1800 being now in the 44th year of my age; that I am a subject of Victoria the 1st Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Brittain & Ireland owing allegiance to that Monarch and to none other; that I migrated to the United States in the year 1851 and I intend to settle myself in the town of Portsmouth in the state of Virginia one of the United States. Given under my hand this 19th day of December in the year 1853 Wilson Dobie