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Published in Strassburger and Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808, Norristown, PA German Society, 1934.

"I A B do solemnly & sincerely promise & declare that I will be true & faithful to King George the Second and do solemnly sincerely and truly Profess Testifie & Declare that I do from my Heart abhor, detest & renounce as impious & heretical that wicked Doctrine & Position that Princes Excommunicated or deprived by the Pope or any Authority of the See of Rome may be deposed or murthered by their Subjects or any other whatsoever. And I do declare that no Forreign Prince Person Prelate State or Potentate hath or ought to have any Power Jurisdiction Superiority Preeminence or Authority Ecclesiastical or Spiritual within the Realm of Great Britain or the Dominions thereunto belonging.

"I A B do solemnly sincerely and truly acknowledge profess testify & declare that King George the Second is lawful & rightful King of the Realm of Great Britain & of all others his Dominions & Countries thereunto belonging, And I do solemnly & sincerely declare that I do believe the Person pretending to be Prince of Wales during the Life of the late King James, and since his Decease pretending to be & taking upon himself the Stile & Title of King of England by the Name of James the third, or of Scotland by the Name of James the Eighth or the Stile & Title of King of Great Britain hath not any Right or Title whatsoever to the Crown of the Realm of Great Britain, nor any other the Dominions thereunto belonging. And I do renounce & refuse any Allegiance or obedience to him & do solemnly promise that I will be true and faithful, & bear true allegiance to King George the Second & to him will be faithful against all traitorous Conspiracies & attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his Person Crown & Dignity & I will do my best Endeavours to disclose & make known to King George the Second & his Successors all Treasons and traitorous Conspiracies which I shall Know to be made against him or any of them. And I will be true & faithful to the Succession of the Crown against him the said James & all other Persons whatsoever as the same is & stands settled by An Act Entituled An Act declaring the Rights & Liberties of the Subject & settling the Succession of the Crown to the late Queen Anne & the Heirs of her Body being Protestants, and as the same by one other Act Entituled An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown & better securing the Rights & Liberties of the subject is & stands settled & entailed after the Decease of the said late Queen, & for Default of Issue of the said late Queen, to the late Princess Sophia Electoress & Dutchess Dowager of Hannover & the Heirs of her Body being Protestants; and all these things I do plainly & sincerely acknowledge promise & declare according to these express Words by me spoken & according to the plain & common Sense and understanding of the same Words, without any Equivocation mental Evasion or secret Reservation whatsoever. And I do make this Recognition Acknowledgement Renunciation & Promise heartily willingly & truly."

[List 239 C] At the State House at Philadelphia, Tuesday, the 1st November, 1763.

Present: Isaac Jones, Esquire.
The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Chance, Captain Charles Smith, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, did this Day take and subscribe the Usual Qualifications. 193 whole Freights. 97 Persons. (Benjamin & Samuel Shoemaker.)

Johannes (X) Schellenberger
Joseph Seyferdt
Henrich Debertshäuser
Vallentin Gänsel
Philip (X) Casner
Jean Henri Gaydon
David Golter
Johannes Ludy
Johann Georg Vetter
Georg Ebert
Filb Schabbert
Nicolaus Schapperdt
Joh. Jacob Schnorss
Johannes (X) Shnors
Johann Peter Kesler
Henrich (X) Alsbach
Phillip Schmit
Jacob (+) Spielman
Johann Christian Schwab
Philip Zumstain
Johann Jerg Dornech
Georg Ludwig Kesselrinck
Casper (X) Huber
Bernhardt Raichert
Georg Günther
Jacob Jantz
Johannes Gern
Johannes Rotter
Andrew (ANT) Teyer
Johann Georg Mühlheim
Johann Gorg Henninger
Jacob Baltzel
Carl Baltzel
Georg Jacob Baltzel
Johan Petter Hauck
Adam (X) Sampel
Hans Peter Studi
Görg Gantz
Geo. (F) Fisher
Michael (X) Becker
Hans George (X) Zeiner
Michael (X) Zeiner
Jacob Schädt
Johann Henry (X) Shuntz
Johannes Dorst
Jacob Schlick
Johann Michael Altz
Jacob Behr
Jacob Ebersoll
Peterus Wolf
Christian Mangolt
Frietrig Arnolt
Johann Jacob Sonntag
Johann Jakob [?] Hoffman
Johann Valatin Hauck
Peter Krafft
Georg Heinrich Planckenhorn
Johannes Doerbaum
Friedrich Wilhelm Stahl
Johann Benedictus Grieben
Adam Schmid
Michel Schmidt
Daniel Zutter
Balthaser Zutter
Henry (H) Schwarts
Johannes Weller
Johann Wendell Fackler
Johannes Engelberth
Jnº Henry (X) Miller
Anthon Hausam
Martin Braun
Samuel Müller
Jacob Bernhart
Johann Thomas Gil
Johannes Jacob Jud
Johannes Peter Münner
Johannes Engel Örder
Johann Eckart Oerter
Michel Stoffel
Jost Henrich Schmidt
Johann Henrich Keil
Johannes Peter Becker
Henrich Menges
Johann Ernst Thiel
Samuel Cyriaci
Balthasar Christ
Valentin Nicodemus
Johannes Krätzer
Michael (+) Speilman
Emanuel (X) Miesterrer
Nicolaus Wistadius
Philipp Georg Kneicht