Thomas J. Rusk, Citizenship Declaration

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Rusk citizenship declaration

En la villa de Nacogdoches a los onze dias del
mes de Feb'ro de Mil Ocho cientos trienta y
cinco, ante me ciudadano Radford Berry
alcalde unico constitucional de esta Villa y
su municipalidad, y los testigos de mi asis
tencia, Se presente El estangero Thomas
J. Rusk, que declaro, manifesto y acrdito,
ser originario de los Estados Unidos de Norte de
America, de la Religion Cristiana, de Edad
de Veinte y nueve anos, de estado, casado y
con familia, de oficio Labrador y criador,
de ganados, y que decia establecerse bajo de un
gobierno sabio y justo que ofrece la proteccion
de sus leyes beneficos al hombre honrado y
industrioso, y motivado por el convite que hacer
a los Estrangeros, para venir avecindarse en
su territoio, amigo de este pais con intencion
de radicarse en el; y a este fin presto
El debido juramento, de obedecer, sostener y
defender las leyes del pais y las generales y
demas del Estado, asi por este acto lo firmi
con migo el referido alcalde y los dos testigos
de mi asistencia segun el prevenido por
las leyes Doy fee a dia y ano de arriba

Thomas J. Rusk
Radford Berry

As'ia
Sam Houston

s'ia
Nat. Robbins

 

In the Town of Nacogdoches 11th day of
February, 1835.
Before me, Citizen Radford Berry,
able constitutional alcalde of this town and
this municipality and the witnesses of my assis
tance, the foreigner THOMAS
RUSK, who I declare, acknowledge and accredit
to be originally of the United States of the North
America, of the Christian religion,
29 years of age, a married man
with family, by profession a Laborer and stock
raiser, and that he wished to establish himself under a
wise and just Government, and which offers the protection
of mild and just laws, to the industrious and
respectable citizen, and induced by the invitation held out
to foreigners, friendly to the country, and
who wish to settle, to come and
establish themselves. And to this end I administered
the oath to obey, sustain and
defend the laws, general as well as
of the State. Also by this act he signs
this with me, the said Alcalde and the two witnesses
of my assistance according to the
law to which I certify on the day and year above

Thomas J. Rusk
Redford Berry, Alc

Assistance
Sam Houston

Assistance
Nat. Robbins

Translation by Robert B. Blake.

 

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