Alien parents coming to this country bring male children under eighteen years of age. These boys, residing here continuously for five or more years, become of age. Then they are eligible to naturalization, and are not required to make the formal declaration of intention two years before applying for citizenship, as in other cases. But when they appear before the proper court to apply for citizenship they must make the declaration, and swear (or affirm) that for the three years immediately preceding their application such has been their intention, and in all other respects must comply with the naturalization laws.

Proof of a Minor Alien's Residence and Good Character.

SEAL OF THE COURT.

Circuit Court, County of Oswego, State of New York,

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Thomas G. Magill, of Oswego, N. Y., being duly sworn (or affirmed), says that he is a citizen of the United States, and is, and has been during the last past five years, well acquainted with Saunders McCarty, now present; that said Saunders McCarty has resided within the United States for at least five years last past, and for one year last past within the State of New York; that during that time the said Saunders McCarty has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the constitution of the United States; that said Saunders McCarty became of the age of twenty-one years on the tenth day of December, A D. 1882; and that he resided within the United States at least three years next previous to his becoming twenty-one years of age.

THOMAS G. MAGILL.

Sworn (or affirmed) in open court this first day of April, A. D. 1883. Alison M. Barber, Clerk.

Oath Of Recently Minor Alien For Naturalization

Circuit Court, County of Oswego, State of New York, ss.

I, Saunders McCarty, do swear (or affirm) that the contents of my petition are true; that I will support the constitution of the United States; and I now renounce and relinquish any title or order of nobility to which I am now or may hereafter be entitled; and I do absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, State, or sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, of whom before I was a subject (or citizen) : And I do also swear (or affirm) that it is really my intention, and has been for the last three years, to become a citizen of the United States.

saunders Mccarty.

Sworn (or affirmed) in open court this first day of April, A. D. 1883. Alison M. Barber, Clerk.