William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Papers Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...reforms, and represented Sheffield in Parliament from 1832 to 1837, and subsequently travelled in America as slavery and tem perance lecturer. Sketches of his life appear in Applet0n's Cf: /clopaedta of American Biograph.1/, and in The Dictionary of National Biography, but in neither is it mentioned that he ever became a citizen of the United States as he did, unless the James Silk Buckingham mentioned below was another person and that there i was a most remarkable coincidence of names: . "Norfolk Borough;. At a quarterly Session held the twenty-sixth day of March, One thousand eight-hundred and ten Present. Miles King, Mayor, John Nivison, Recorder, . William Vaughan. It'appearing-to the Satisfaction of the Court that James Silk Buckingham, a native of England, has Jed within the J urisdietion of the United States for Eight years, and for one year within this State, and be making oath that he will support the Constitution of the United States and absolutely and entirely renounce and abjnre all allegiance to any foreign prince, potentate or Sovereignty whatever, particularly the King of Great Britain. And it moreover appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that the said James Silk Buckingham has demeaned himself as a Man of good Moral character attached to the Constitution of the United States and well disposed towards-the good order and happiness of the same: he is thereupon admitted the rights and privileges of a citizen." In many families of Virginia are held in reverential regard portraits of ancestors. From vicissitudes, needless to be rehearsed, some of them have not been kept in due repair. Some of them, however, despite dilapidation, were evidently the work of artists: Whilst the more continuously...
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