Declaration of intent to become a citizen. ROCK COUNTY Vol. 2, Pg. 228, 5 Nov. 1850 TUCKWOOD, William:
STATE OF WISCONSIN, Rock County, SS. To the Hon. Edward V. Whiton, Judge of the Circuit Court in and for the County aforesaid:
I, Wm Tuckwood an alien born, being first duly sworn according to law, on my oath DO DECLARE AND MAKE KNOWN, that I was born in England and that I am about 39 years of age; that I emigrated from the port of Liverpool in the kingdom of Great Britain in the month of September A.D. 1849 and entered within the limits of the UNITED STATES at New York in the state of New York in the month of October A.D. 1849, and that I have ever since remained within the limits of the United States, and that it is my bona fide intention to Renounce Forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Power, Potentate, State or Sovereignty, whatever, and more especially such allegiance and fidelity as I may in any wise owe to Great Britain either as a citizen or subject; and that I do not now enjoy or possess, nor am I in any wise entitled to any order of distinction or title of nobility, by virtue of any of the laws, customs or regulations of the said Kingdom or any other county; and that I am sincerely attached to the principles contained in the Constitution of the UNITED STATES, and well disposed to the good order and well being of the same, and desire that this, my Declaration and Report, may be accepted and filed, preparatory to my intended application to be admitted as a Naturalized Citizen of the United States, in conformity with the several Acts of Congress in such case made and provided.
Subscrided and sworn before me, this 5th day of November A.D. 1850