Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
To the Honorable the Justice of the Police Court of Lawrence holden at Lawrence, within and for the County of Essex:
Respectfully represents Saleem M Haffar by occupation a mill labor, an alien, now residing at No. 358 Elm street, in Lawrence in said County, of essex
that he was born at Mashgah in the County of Damascus, in Syria, on or about the Sixteen day of July A.D. 1883, being now about 23 years of age; that he emigrated from Beirouth [Beirut] Syria
and arrived at New York in the United States of America, on or about the 22 day of July A.D. 1900;
that it then was and still is his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States, of America, and to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State, and Sovereignty whatsoever, especially and in particular to
Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and Emperor of India, Sultan of Turkey
whose subject he has heretofore been: that he intends to summon as witnesses at his final
hearing, S. D. Haffer
residing at No. 351 Elm street, in Lawrence
and Nasser Hajjar
residing at No. 380 Elm street, in Lawrence
in said County, of essex
And your petitioner further represents that at the time of his arrival in this country he was under the age of eighteen years.
Police Court Lawrence, Mass. Vol. 1903-1906 PET No. 20(?)