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NOTE.

The numbers in brackets refer to sections of this compilation.

The following abbreviations are used in the work: (Const.) for Constitution of Vermont. R. L.) for Revised Laws of Vermont, 1880. (R. S.) for Revised Statutes of the United States, 20

edition, 1878.

TITLE A

NATURALIZATION.

tention,

UNITED STATES LAW.

SECTION

ized under certain laws to be SECTION.

citizens. 1. Aliens, how naturalized.

9. Naturalization of seamen. 2. Aliens honorably discharged from military service.

VERMONT LAW. 3. Resident minors.

10. Alien not to become a free4. Widow and children of de- man until naturalized. clarants.

11. What court to naturalize, and 5. Aliens of African nativity and how. descent.

12. Penalty for unlawful natural6. Residence of five years in ization. United States.

13. Court without the county of 7. Alien enemies not admitted. applicant may naturalize, 8. Children of persons natural- when.

UNITED STATES LAW. SECTION 1. An alien may be admitted to become a citizen R. S., Sec. 2165,

Aliens, how natuof the United States in the following manner, and not other- ralized. wise :

First. He shall declare on oath, before a circuit or dis- Declaration of intrict court of the United States, or a district or supreme court of the Territories, or a court of record of any of the States having common law jurisdiction, and a seal and clerk, two years, at least, prior to his admission, that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and, particuarly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which the alien may be at the time a citizen or subject.

Second. He shall, at the time of his application to be Oath to support admitted, declare, on oath, before some one of the courts of the United

States. above specified, that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he absolutely and entirely renounces and abjures all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty ; and, particularly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which he was before a citizen or subject; which proceedings shall be recorded by the clerk of the court.

Third. It shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of Residence in the court admitting such alien, that he has resided within States, and good

moral character, the United States five years at least, and within the State

1

to be renounced.

in the United

or Territory where such court is at the time held, one year at least; and that during that time he has behaved as a man of a good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; but the oath of the applicant shall in no case be allowed to prove his

residence. Titles of nobility Fourth. In case the alien applying to be admitted to

citizenship has borne any hereditary title, or been of any of the orders of nobility in the kingdom or state from which he came, he shall, in addition to the above requisites, make an express renunciation of his title or order of nobility in the court to which his application is made, and his

renunciation shall be recorded in the court. Persons residing Fifth. Any alien who was residing within the limits aud States before 29th under the jurisdiction of the United States before the

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twenty-ninth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, may be admitted to become a citizen,

on due proof made to some one of the courts above specified, that he has resided two years, at least, within the jurisdiction of the United States, and one year', at least, immediately preceding his application, within the State or Territory where such court is at the time held: and on his declaring on oath that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he absolutely and entirely renounces and abjores all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and, particularly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty whereof he was before a citizen or subject; and, also, on its appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that during such term of two years he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; and where the alien, applying for admission to citizenship, has borne any hereditary title, or been of any of the orders of nobility in the kingdom or state from which he came, on his, moreover, making in the court an express renunciation of his title or order of nobility. All of the proceedings, required in this condition to be performed in the court,

shall be recorded by the clerk thereof. Persons residing Sixth. Any alien, who was residing within the limits 1798, and 18 June, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, between

the eighteenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and who has continued

between 18 June,

1812.

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 such; but whenever any person, without a certificate of such declaration of intention, makes application to be admitted a citizen, it must 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; and the residence of the applicant within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, for at least five years iinmediately preceding the time of such application, must be proved by the oath 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 where the applicant has resided for at least five ycars, shall be stated and set forth, together with the names of such citizens, in the record of the court adu.itting the applicant; otherwise the same shall not entitle him to be considered and deemed a citizen of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Declaration for declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United naturalization. States, required by section two thonsand one hundred and sixty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States [$ 1], may be made by an alien before the clerk of any of the courts named in said section two thousand one hundred and sixtyfive [1]; and all such declarations heretofore made before any such clerk are hereby declared as legal and valid as if made before one of the courts named in said section.

SEC. 2. Any alien of the age of twenty-one years and R. S., Sec. 2166, upward, who has enlisted, or may enlist in the armies of discharged from

military service. the United States, either the regular or the volunteer forces, and has been, or may be hereafter, honorably discharged, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, upon his petition, without any previous declaration of his intention to become such; and he shall not be required to prove more than one year's residence within the United States previous to his application to become such citizen; and the court admitting such alien shall, in addition to such proof of residence and good moral character, as now provided by law, be satisfied by competent proof of such person's having been honorably discharged from the service of the United States.

How made.

R. S., Sec. 2167.
Resident minors.

R. S., Sec. 2168.
Widow and chil-

ants.

SEC. 3. Any alien, being under the age of twenty-one years, who has resided in the United Statės three years next preceding his arriving at that age, and who has 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 has 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 section twenty-one hundred and sixty-five [s 1]; but such alien shall make the declaration required therein at the time of his admission; and shall further declare, on oath, and prove to the satisfaction of the court, that, for two years next preceding, it has been his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States; and he shall in all other respects comply with the laws in regard to naturalization.

SEC. 4. When any alien, who has complied with the first dren of declar-condition specified in section twenty-one hundred and sixty

five ($ 1], dies before he is actually naturalized, the widow and the children of such alien shall be considered as citizens of the United States, and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges as such, upon taking the oaths proscribed* by

law. R. S., Sec. 2169.

SEC. 5. The provisions of this title shall apply to aliens nativity and de- being free white persons, and to aliens of African nativity

and to persons of African descent.

SEC. 6. No alien shall be admitted to become a citizen years in United who has not for the continued term of five years next

preceding his admission resided within the United States.

SEC. 7. No alien who is a native citizen or subject, or a denizen of any country, state, or sovereignty with which the United States are at war, at the time of his application, shall be then admitted to become a citizen of the United States; but persons resident within the United States, , or the Territories thereof, on the eighteenth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, who had before that day made a declaration, according to law, of their intention to become citizens of the United States, or who were on that day entitled to become citizens without making such declaration, may be admitted to become citizens thereof, notwithstanding they were alien enemies at the time and in the manner prescribed by the laws heretofore passed on that subject; nor shall anything

Aliens of African

R. S., Sec. 2170.
Residence of five

States.

R. S., Sec. 2171. Alien enemies not admitted.

* Error in the roll ; should be prescribed.

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