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From: CHarris528 <>
Subject: [PAALLEGH-L] Naturalization questions....
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 22:00:56 EDT
I have obtained the naturalization papers for my great-grandfather, Patrick
Martin. He came to the US from Ireland. It states that he had to have
resided in the US for 5 years at least and declared his intention of
becoming a citizen of the US two years prior to application. However, the
sworn date of naturalization was 10/17/1893 and the date on the declaration of
intention document was 9/19/1882.
What were the rules and how strict were they?