This original document, with a green wax seal, is an official transcript of an official record. It is the 1855 declaration of Magnus Taylor of his Intent to Become a Citizen. This was the beginning of the naturalization process. It is Document 52.
FindaGrave.com has only one Magnus Taylor -- a Magnus F. Taylor, born in Scotland, 28 years old in 1857.....when he died, and was buried in St. Louis. This fits in with the Table Rock Taylors family remembrances. Four Taylor brothers came here from Scotland. One split off from them, and died young in the St. Louis area. It must have been Magnus.