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Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Court of Common Pleas, Norfolk SS. } Be it remembered, That on the twenty seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four Personally appeared before me; Clerk of the said Court Martin Sweeney of Dedham in said County, an Alien and a free white person, and by his declaration in writing, on oath, set forth, That he was born in the city of London England. on or about the first day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty five and is now about eighteen years of age, that he arrived at New York in the United States of America , on or about the first day of August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty two that it then was, and still is, his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, State, Potentate, and Sovereignty whatsoever, more especially to Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, whose subject he has heretofore been. He therefore prayed, that his said declaration and intention might become a record of said Court, agreeably to the laws in such case made and provided. Whereupon the Declaration of the said Martin Sweeney is admitted to become a record of said Court accordingly. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said Court at Dedham, this thirtieth day of April 1859. Ezra W Sampson } Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. J. P. Hodgdon Seal