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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all acts heretofore All former acts res secting navu. passed respecting naturalization, be, and the same are hereby

ralization, re. pealed,

Approved, April 14, 1802.

AN ACT in addition to an act, entitled "An act to establish an uniforin

rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed oa that subject.

ferred to

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaAng free white tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That alien, resident within the Uni- any alien, being a free white person, who was residing within ted States at any the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, at time between the 18th Juve, 1793, any time between the eighteenth day of June, one thousand and the bath seven hundred and ninety-eight, and the fourteenth day of April, 1802, fc. may become a April, one thousand, eight hundred and two, and who has concitizen without tinued to reside within the same, may be admitted to become complying with the condition re. a citizen of the United States, without a compliance with the

first condition specified in the first section of the act, entitled 6 An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject."

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any alien, who Aliers who have shall have complied with the first condition specified in the complied with the first condi- first section of the said original act, and who shall have purtion, fc. and sued the directions prescribed in the second section of the said dying before ac: tudi turaliza- act, may die, before he is actually naturalized, the widow and tion, the widow the children of such alien shall be considered as citizens of the and children to 17.

as United States; and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges citir., fc. as such, upon taking the oaths prescribed by law.

Approved, March 26, 1804.

be considered as

AN ACT for the regulation of scamcn op hoard the public and private res

sels of the United States,

denrc of 5 years in the United

Sec. 12. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaContinued resi- tives of the Uniled States of America in Congress assembled, That

Sara no person who shall arrive in the United States, from and afSta’es, nccessary ter the time when this act shall take effect, shall be admitted 10. pe: to become a citizen of the United States, who sball not, for the citizes, fe. 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.

Approved, March 3, 1813,

son 1 become a

&N ACT supplementary to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniforin rule of

naturalization.

in the United

before that day,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That!

Persons resident persons resident within the United States, or the Territories States, on 18th thereof, on the eighteenth day of June, in the year one thou- June, 1812, and, sand eight hundred and twelve, who had, before that day, made had made a de a declaration, according to law, of their intentions to become claration of their

intentions to be citizens of the United States; or who, by the existing laws of come citizens, o the United States, were, on that day, entitled to become citi- wbo, etc. may lie

admitted, notzens, without making such declaration, may be admitted to withstanding become citizens thereof, notwithstanding they shall be alien they may be a

lien enemies: enemies, at the times, and in the manner, prescribed by the laws heretofore passed on that subject: Provided, That nothing

Proviso, nothing herein contained, shall be taken or construed to interfere with, hercin to prevent or prevent the apprehension and removal, agreeably to law, of the apprehension any alien enemy, at any time previous to the actual naturaliza

to the tool'notulizo and removal of

low nyu nalurazao any alion, f. tion of such alien.

Approved, July 30, 1813.

AN ACT relative to evidence in cases of naturalization.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalides of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Evidence to live the certificate of report and registry, required as evidence of exhibited

aliens to become the time of arrival in the United States, according to the second citizens of the section of the act of the fourteenth of April, one thousand United States eight hundred and two, entitled "an act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the act 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 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 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, 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 onder the act aforesaid.

heretofore set.

Sec. 2. Provided, and be it enacled, That nothing herein Rights of persons contained, shall be construed to exclude from admission to cititled in the Uni zenship, any free white person who was residing within the lited States saved. mits, and under the jurisdiction, of the United States, at ang

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 an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject.” Whenever any person, without a certificate of such declaration of intention, as afore. said, 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 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.

Approved, March 22, 1816.

AN ACT in further addition to "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization,

and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject.”

being a free

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Conditions on of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any

alien, alien, being a free white person and a minor, under the age of white person twenty-one years, who shall have resided in the United States

three years next preceding his arriving at the age of twenty citizen of the one years, and who shall have continued to reside therein to

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

and a minor, may become a

United States.

Proyiso

naturalization

court to be deem.

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 tirst section of the act to which this is in addition, three years previous to his admission: Provided, Such alien shall make the 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 citi- No certificate of zenship, or naturalization, heretofore obtained from any court citizenship or of record within the United States, shall be deemed invalid, heretofore ob in consequence of an omission to comply with the requisition tained from any of the first section of the act, entitled “An act relative to evi-ed invalid dence in cases of naturalization," passed the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight bundred and sixteen.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the declaration re- Declaration re. quired by the first condition specified in the first section of the quired by the 1st act, to which this is in addition, shall, if the same has been bona former act, to be fide made before the clerks of either of the courts in the said valid on certain condition named, be as valid as if it had been made before the conda said courts respectively. .

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a declaration by a declaratio any alien, being a free white person, of his intended applica- intention made tion to be admitted a citizen of the United States, made in the

his admission, manner and form prescribed in the first condition specified in shall be considerthe first section of the act, to which this in addition, two years before his admission, shall be a sufficient compliance with said condition; any thing in the said act, or any subsequent act, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, May 26, 1824,

section of the

two years before

ed sufficient

AN ACT to amend the acts concerning naturalization,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalides of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Second section the second section of the act, entitled “An act to establish an of the act of 14th

* April, 1802, and uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts hereto- 224 March, 18167 fore passed on that subject," which was passed on the four-repealed. teenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and the first section of the act, entitled "An act relative to evidences 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.

Bec. 2. And be it further enacted, That apy alien, being a

limits, of United

and 18th June, 1812, to become a citizen.

Any atien, being free white person, who was residing within the limits, and une son, who was re- der the jurisdiction, of the United States, between the foursiding within the tcenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, States, between and the cighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred 141h April, 1802, and twelve, and who has continued to reside within the same,

he may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States,

without having made any previous declaration of his intention Proyiso.

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 slrall be proved to the satisfaction of the court, that the apa plicant was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdic. tion, of the United States, before the eighteenth day of June, one thorisand 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.

Approved, May 24, 1828.

AN ACT respecting fugitíves from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their

masters.

cause fugitives

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That 'Phe executive of whenever the executive authority of any State in the Union, any State or Ter. ritory, may, on or of either of the territories northwest or south of the river application, Ohio, shall demand any person as a fugitive from justice, of the Grom justice to be executive authority of any such State or Territory, to which arrested and giv. such person shall have fled, and shall, moreover, produce the en up to the pro. per authority.

o copy of an indictment found, or an affidavit made before a ma

gistrate of any State or Territory as aforesaid, charging the person so demanded, with having committed treason, felony or other crime, certified as authentic, by the governor or chief magistrate of the State or Territory from whence the person so charged, fled, it shall be the duty of the executive authority of the State or Territory to which such person shall have fled, cause him or her to be arrested and secured, and notice of

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