Submitted by Sara Richardson Kelly.
May Term 1841
Petition for Citizenship
Archibald Fisher a native Scotland this day applied to be admitted to become a citizen of the United States. Whereupon he exhibited a record of this Court showing that more than 5 years ago he arrived in the United States and more than two years previous to the date hereof he declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States which record is in these words "Ohio County Court March Term 1939 Archibald Fisher an alien (illegible words)(Book No. 28 page 52) Whereupon it being proved to the satisfaction of the Court by the testimony of Thomas Johnston and Hiram Martin citizens of the said United States who were examined as witnesses on oath that since the arrival of the said Archibald Fisher as aforesaid he has resided in the United States five years at least and in the State of Virginia one year at least and during that time has behaved as a man of good moral character attached to the principles of the constitution of the United States and is well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same he the said Archibald Fisher declared on oath in open Court that he will support the Constitution of the Untied States and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity of every foreign prince potentate state or sovereignty whatever and particularly to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Whereupon the said Archibald Fisher is admitted a Citizen of the United States.