Source: TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692
Transcribed by Jan J.
Loose Record # 13474
To the Honorable W. K. Turner, Judge of the Circuit Court for Sumner
Martin Skerley asks your Honor to be permitted to file and have entered of record the following declaration as preliminary to his becoming a citizen of the United States of North America.
I Martin Skerley, non a subject of Victoria, the first Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, do hereby declare that it is my bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce for ever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whateer, and particularly to Victoria, the first Queen of England, Ireland and Scotland of whom I am now a subject.
This 6th day of March 1860.
Martin (his mark) Skerley
Sworn in Open Court
March 6th 1860