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  Certificate, Declaration of Intention
Author: Court of Monroe County, New York State
Date: October 23, 1855

Robert L. Gilbert, a 21-year-old Englishman, had just finished his journey to the United States when he renounced his allegiance to the Queen of England by signing this Declaration of Intention. Gilbert would continue west into Kansas Territory, where he eventually settled nine miles north of Lawrence in late 1855.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS P238
Item Number: 101586              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Emigration and immigration; England; Farmers; Gilbert, Robert L.; Immigrants; Monroe County, New York State; Settlement

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