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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

James Michael - Declaration of Intent
17 March 1823

Declaration of Intent to Become a Citizen of the United States of America

This day James Michael came into Court and with the ----- of the Court filed his report and Declaration of his intention of becoming a Citizen of the United States as follows, to wit:

I, James Michael, do hereby report in conformity to the acts of Congress relative to Naturalization that I was born in the Parish of Soumagne on the river Schelde in the Kingdom of Holland, subject to the Dominion of the Crown of Holland, and that I migrated on the thirteenth day of April A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighteen directly from Flanders to Anapolis [sic] in the State of Maryland, United States of America which place I landed at on the twentieth day of August A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and that it is my intention to settle in the State of Missouri and that I am twenty-seven years old.

James X Michael
his mark       

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court before me this seventeenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Coml. M. Slattery, Clk.

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

James Michael - Deposition
17 March 1823

Declaration of Intent to Become a Citizen of the United States of America

James Michael, of said County, being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he is a native of Holland in the Kingdom of Holland that it is bona fide his intention to become a Citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce and abjure all allegiance and fielty to every other foreign Prince, Potentate, State and Sovereignty [sic] forever, and particularly to the Crown of Holland, and this deponent further s aith that he has not born any hereditary title, nor has he been given any of the orders of Nobility in the Kingdom of which he is a native.

James X Michael
his mark       

Sworn and subscribed to in Open Court this seventeenth day of March one thousand eight hundred twenty-three.

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