Creator

Date Original

1881

Description

This is Herman Arndt's declaration to become a U.S. citizen, renouncing his allegiance to the Empire of Germany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Before 1891, immigration was managed primarily at the state level. The first step of naturalization for immigrants was to file a declaration of intent. In Arkansas, this was done at the county seat for many years.

Transcription

Herman Arndt
Ex Parte
State of Arkansas
County of Lawrence
I Herman Arndt
do solemnly swear that it is my
bona[sic] fide intention to become a citizen
of the United States of America, and to
renounce forever all allegiance and
fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate
, state of sovereignty whatever, particularly
of Empire of Germany, of which I
am now a subject, having been
born in the province of - - -
Prussia, in the Kingdom of Prussia
Herman Arndt
Sworn to and subscribed before me a
clerk of the Circuit Court of Lawrence
County Arkansas as witness my
hand and the seal of said
Couty this the 12th day of
January 1881.
James P. Coffin
Clerk

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 14"

Subjects

Naturalization; Documents; Law; Immigrants

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0016

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) naturalization records, MSNE.0016

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Herman Arndt Naturalization, Lawrence County (Ark.) naturalization records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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