John L. Sweeney
John L. Sweeney, native of Great Britain and a subject of Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, came into open court in proper person and by his oath and declaration, and also by that testimony of Josiah Jaynes satisfied the court, that he has resided in the United States for the space of five years last past, that he resided in the State of Ohio one year next preceding the present term of the court and that more than two years since he made and filed his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States, in the Court of Common Pleas of Gallia County, Ohio and that during the aforesaid period he has maintained a good moral character, and well disposed to the good order and happiness? of the United States. Another upon the said John L. Sweeney being sworn in open court declared that he will support the Constitution of the United States and that he renounces and abjures all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince ? state or sovereignty whatsoever and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of whom he was late a subject whereupon the said John L. Sweeney was recorded a citizen of the United States of America.
Submitted by Martha J. Kounse
Source :Lawrence County Probate Court Journal 7, page 97