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I ,William Dent in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County Va I report that I was born in New Port in England in the 9th August 1816 being now in the 42 year of my age; that I am a subject of Her Majesty Victoria Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Liverpool to the United States in the year 1848, and that I intend to settle myself myself in the Town of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, one of the United States.

Given under by hand this 21 day of December, 1857

William Dent.