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Citizenship Certificate made out to Thomas Herring (later changed to Haron): CERTIFICATE. STATE OF NEW YORK Superior Court of Buffalo October Special Motion Term, 1859 PRESENT, Hon. G.W. Clinton Justice Personally appeared in open Court, Thomas Herring and made application to be admitted a Citizen of the United States of America; and it appearing to the satisfaction of this Court, the said Thomas Herring did on the 24 day of November 1854, before the Erie County Court, declare on oath, that it was his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever and particularly to the King of Wurtemburg to whom he owed then allegiance; and this Court being satisfied by the oaths of Michael Lang & Michael Traudel well known by this Court to be Citizens of the United States, that the said applicant has resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, for five years, and within the State where this Court is held, for one year or more, next preceding the present time. And it further appearing to the satisfaction of this Court, that during that time the said applicant has behaved as a man of good moral character, and attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; which said proof being satisfactory evidence to this Court of the said fact, they permit the said applicant to take and subscribe the following oath, viz.: I, Thomas Herring do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, and that I do, absolutely and entirely, renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, particularly to the King of Wurtemburg to whom I now owe allegiance. Sworn in open Court Oct. 13 1859 D. Tillinghast Clerk Thomas Herring Whereupon it is ordered by the said Court, that the said applicant be admitted to all the rights and privileges of a Citizen of the United States of America. D. Tillinghast Clerk STATE OF NEW YORK SUPERIOR COURT OF BUFFALO Clerk's Office, Erie County I, Dyre Tillinghast, Clerk of the Superior Court of Buffalo certify that the above is a true copy of the original proceedings, as recorded in the records of the said Court; and further that I have compared the same with said record, and that it is a true transcript of the whole thereof. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the Seal of the said Court, at the City of Buffalo, this 13, day of October A. D., 1859 D. Tillinghast Clerk
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