I just received the A-file for my grandfather, who never became a U.S. citizen. The second page of the A-file says the following: "...about 20 years ago, I received my first papers but failed in examination for 2nd papers. have since lost all records."
I am not sure how to interpret this info. The Petition for Naturalization that I found on Ancestry indicated that he filed a petition to become a naturalized citizen on July 8, 1924 but was denied on February 4, 1926 for failing to appear. I don't know any more. Did he have to take a test and failed the test? Does anyone have any insight about circumstances such as these?
Also, the A-file states that he had "lost all records." Would the State Superior Court in Connecticut which first accepted his petition or declaration of intention possibly still have the records?