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CHAPTER XXXVI.

ized to become

were resident in

AN ACT supplementary to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of

a uniform rule of Naturalization.—[Approved July 30, 1813.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled : Section 1. That persons resident within the United States, or the Persons authorterritories thereof, on the eighteenth day of June, in the year one citizens who thousand eight hundred and twelve, who had before that day made a the United States declaration according to law of their intentions to become citizens of 1812, and who the United States, or who by the existing laws of the United States claration of their were on that day entitled to become citizens without making such come citizens of declaration, may be admitted to become citizens thereof notwithstanding they shall be alien enemies at the time, and in the manner prescribed by the laws heretofore passed on that subject. Provided that Proviso nothing herein contained shall be taken or construed to interfere with, or prevent the apprehension and removal, agreeably to law, of any alien

enemy time previous to the actual naturalization of such alien.

the United States.

at any

CHAPTER XXXII.

AN ACT relative to Evidence in cases of Naturalization.—[Approved

March 22, 1816.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled : Section 1. That the certificate of report and registry required as Evidence to be evidence of the time of arrival in the United States, according to the aliens to become second section of the act of the fourteenth of April, one thousand United States. eight hundred and two, entitled “ An act to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on this subject," and also a certificate from the proper clerk or prothonotary of the declaration of intention made before a court of record, and required as the first condition according to the first section of said act, shall be exhibited by every alien on his application to be admitted a citizen of the United States in pursuance of said act, who shall have arrived within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States since the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and shall each be recited at full length in the record of

Admissions without a recital

sons heretofore settled in the United States,

the court admitting such alien, otherwise he shall not be deemed to have complied with the conditions requisite for becoming a citizen of

the United States; and any pretended admission of an alien who of the proceeding shall have arrived within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the of no validity.

United States since the said eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, to be a citizen, after the promulgation of this act, without such recital of each certificate at full length, shall

be of no validity or effect under the act aforesaid. [Repealed.] Rights of per Sec. 2. Provided, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained

shall be construed to exclude from admission to citizenship any free between the 18th white person who was residing within the limits and under the juris14th April, 1802. diction of the United States at any time between the eighteenth day

of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and who having continued to reside therein without having made any declaration of intention before a court of record as aforesaid, may be entitled to become a citizen of the United States according to the act of the twenty-sixth of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, entitled “An act in addition to an act, entitled • An act to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject.?” Whenever any person without a certificate of such declaration of intention, as aforesaid, shall make application to be admitted a citizen of the United States, it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the court that the applicant was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States before the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and has continued to re

side within the same, or he shall not be so admitted. And the resiResidence of the dence of the applicant within the limits and under the jurisdiction of

the United States for at least five years immediately preceding the time of such application, shall be proved by the oath or affirmation of citizens of the United States, which citizens shall be named in the record as witnesses. And such continued residence within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, when satisfactorily proved, and the place or places where the applicant has resided for at least five years as aforesaid, shall be stated and set forth, together with the names of such citizens, in the record of the court admitting the applicant, otherwise the same shall not entitle him to be considered and deemed a citizen of the United States.

Certificate of naturalization.

naturalized.

CHAPTER CLXXXVI.

AN ACT in further addition to An act to establish a uniform rule of Naturalization, and to repeal the Acts heretofore passed on that subject.”—[Approved, May 26, 1824.]

white person and

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unit

ed States of America in Congress assembled :

SECTION 1. That any alien being a free white person, and a minor, which amalien, under the age of twenty-one years, who shall have resided in the being a free United States three years next preceding his arriving at the age of a minor, may ber twenty-one years, and who shall have continued to reside therein to the United States. the time he may make application to be admitted a citizen thereof, may, after he arrives at the age of twenty-one years, and after he shall have resided five years within the United States including the three years of his minority, be admitted a citizen of the United States without having made the declaration required in the first condition of the first section of the act to which this is in addition, three years previous to his admission : Provided such alien shall make the Proviso. declaration required therein at the time of his or her admission, and shall further declare on oath, and prove to the satisfaction of the court, that for three years next preceding, it has been the bona fide intention of such alien to become a citizen of the United States, and shall, in all other respects, comply with the laws in regard to naturalization.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no certificates of citizen- No certificate ship or naturalization heretofore obtained from any court of record tained from any within the United States shall be deemed invalid in consequence of deemed invalid,

1816, cap. 32. an omission to comply with the requisition of the first section of the act entitled “An Act relative to evidence in cases of naturalization,” passed the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the declaration required Declaration of by the first condition, specified in the first section of the act to which he valid on cer

tain conditions. this is in addition, shall, if the same has been bonâ fide made before the clerks of either of the courts in the said condition named, be as valid as if it had been made before the said courts respectively.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a declaration by any alien, in declaration of being a free white person, of his intended application to be admitted to the cars before a citizen of the United States, made in the manner and form prescribed in the first condition specified in the first section of the act to

the former act to

shall be sufficient

which this is in addition, two years before his admission, shall be a sufficient compliance with said condition; anything in the said act or in any subsequent act to the contrary, notwithstanding.

CHAPTER CXVI.

Second section of the act of April

and March 22, 1816, ch. 32 repealed.

ing within the

citizen.

AN ACT to amend the Acts concerning Naturalization.-[Approved,

May 24th, 1828.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unit-

ed States of America, in Congress assembled :

SECTION 1. That the second section of the act entitled, “An Act 14, 1802, ch. 28, to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts

heretofore passed on that subject," which was passed on the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two; and the first section of the act entitled,

An Act relative to evidence in cases of naturalization,” passed on the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, be and the same are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That any alien, being a free Any alien, residlimits, etc., be white person, who was residing within the limits and under the juristween April 14, 1802 and June 18,

diction of the United States between the fourteenth day of April, one 1812, to become a thousand eight hundred and two, and the eighteenth day of June,

one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and who has continued to reside within the same, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, without having made any previous declaration of his intention to become a citizen: Provided, that whenever any person, without a certificate of such declaration of intention, shall make application to be admitted a citizen of the United States, it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the court that the applicant was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States before the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and has continued to reside within the same, or he shall not be so admitted; and the residence of the applicant within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, for at least five years immediately preceding the time of such application, shall be proved by the oath or affirmation of citizens of the United States, which citizens shall be named in the record as witnesses; and such continued residence within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, when satisfactorily proved, and the place or places where the applicant has resided for at least five years as aforesaid, shall be stated and set forth, together with the names of such citizens in the

record of the court admitting the applicant, otherwise the same shall not entitle him to be considered and deemed a citizen of the United States.

CHAPTER LXXII.

AN ACT to repeal in part the twelfth section of the act entitled,

"An Act for the regulation of seamen on board the public and pritate vessels of the United States.”—[Approved, June 26,

1848.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled :

repeal.

That the twelfth section of the act approved March 3d, 1813, en- Modification and tiled, "An Act for the regulation of seamen on board the public and private vessels of the United States," (which said twelfth section is in the following words, viz: “ That no person who shall arrive in the United States, from and after the time when this act shall take effect, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, who shall not, for the continued term of five years next preceding his admission as aforesaid, have resided within the United States, without being at any time during the said five years out of the territory of the United States,") be, and the same hereby is, modified, and in part repealed, by striking out the words, “ without being at any time during the said five years out of the territory of the United States."

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