Creator

Date Original

1885

Description

This is Ole Christoffer Olsen's declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen, renouncing his allegiance to the King of Denmark.

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

Lawrence Circuit Court,
In Vacation.
State of Arkansas
County of Lawrence
I, Ole Christopher Olsen, do solemnly swear that
it is my bone fide intention to become a citizen of the
United States of America, and to forever renounce all alle-
giance and fidelity to any foreighn[sic] prince, potentate, state
or sovereignty whatever, and particularly of Christian IX,
King of Denmark, whose subject I now am, so help me God.
Ole Christoffer Olsen
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 26th day of
February 1885, as witness my official signature and seal,
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

Ole Christopher Olsen 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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