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CHAPTER XXXVI.

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:

the Persons author

ized to become

were resident in

the United States

on 18th June,

1812, and who

had made a de

intention to be

SECTION 1. That persons resident within the United States, or territories thereof, on the eighteenth day of June, in the year thousand eight hundred and twelve, who had before that day made declaration according to law of their intentions to become citizens of 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 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 at any time previous to the actual naturalization of such alien.

one citizens who

a

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:

come citizens of

the United States.

exhibited

citizens of the

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

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

Admissions without a recital

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.]

SEC. 2. Provided, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained
shall be construed to exclude from admission to citizenship any free
white person who was residing within the limits and under the juris-
diction of the United States at any time between the eighteenth day
of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and the four-
teenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and who
having continued to reside therein without having made any declara-
tion 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 decla-
ration 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 resi

applicant to be naturalized.

Residence 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.

Rights of persons heretofore settled in the United States,

between the 18th 14th April, 1802.

June, 1798, and

Certificate of naturalization.

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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.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled :

Conditions on

white person and

come a of

SECTION 1. That any alien being a free white person, and a minor, which an alien, 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 be 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 bonâ 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.

heretofore ob

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 court to be 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.

the former act to

tain conditions.

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 be valid on certhis 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.

A declaration of intention made

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That a declaration by any alien, being a free white person, of his intended application to be admitted two years 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

his
shall be suffi-
cient

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.

AN ACT to amend the Acts concerning Naturalization.-[Approved,
May 24th, 1828.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled:

Second section of the act of April

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

and March 22, 1816, ch. 32 repealed.

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.

Any alien, residing within the limits, etc., be

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That any alien, being a free white person, who was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction 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,

tween April 14, 1802 and June 18,

citizen.

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
private 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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