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Validity of declaration required by the former act on certain conditions....... 10
Sufficiency of declaration of intention made two years before admission....... 10
Act to amend the acts concerning naturalization, approved May 24, 1828...... 10
Repeal of certain portions of previous acts........

10

Provision in favor of aliens residing in the United States between April 14,
1802 and June 18, 1812.......

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Proof requisite in such cases........

Act to amend act passed March 3, 1813, approved June 26, 1848..
Repeal of requirements of continuous residence for five years......
Act to secure the right of citizenship to children of citizens of the United States

born out of the limits thereof, approved February 10, 1855......
Persons, sons of citizens, at the time of their birth born out of country, are

citizens of the United States..............................

12

Limit of effect so as not to embrace children of fathers who were never citizens 12
Citizenship secured to wives of citizens.........
12

Comments of Judge Story upon the naturalization clause in the Constitution...... 12
Propriety of confiding the power of naturalization to the General Government 12
NEBRASKA AND KANSAS TERRITORY, Qualifications necessary to exer-

cise the right of suffrage in...............................

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Revised statutes of, on foreign passengers...

Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in...

Answer of, to Virginia resolutions of 1798......

NEW JERSEY, Act of, passed January 28, 1797, against the importation of
foreign convicts.......

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OHIO, Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in.........

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Act of, passed February 10, 1819, relative to foreign passengers...
Act of, passed February 19, 1838, relative to alien passengers....
Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in...........
NEW YORK, Act of, passed May 5th, 1847, relative to foreign passengers....... 112
Act of, amendatory of last act, passed December 15, 1847........
Act of, passed April 11th, 1849, amendatory of previous acts......
Act of, passed April 10th, 1850, also amendatory of previous acts.......
Act of, passed July 11th, 1851, amendatory of previous acts......
Act of, passed April 11th, 1848, for the protection of emigrants.......
Act of, passed April 10th, 1849, to control last recited act.....

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Act of, passed April 11th, 1849, amendatory of act of April 11th, 1848....... 135
Act of, passed December 10th, 1847, relative to foreign passengers...........

136

Act of, passed April 9th, 1851, amendatory of act of April 11th, 1849......... 139
Act of, passed April 13th, 1853, for the protection of emigrant passengers.... 139
Act of, passed July 21st, 1853, amendatory of last act..........

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169
276

Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in....
Answer of, to Virginia resolutions of 1798.........
NORTH CAROLINA, Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in 174
NEW MEXICO TERRITORY, Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of

suffrage in......

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OLDENBURG, Accession of, to Prussian extradition treaty, March 21st, 1854.. 212
OREGON TERRITORY, Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suf-
frage in....

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ORDINANCE OF 1787,-See appendix.........

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289

Cession from the State of Virginia of North Western Territory.....
Resolution of Congress, July 7, 1781, asking revision of act of cession........ 292
Ordinance for the government of the Territory, as passed July 13, 1787........ 293

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PASSENGERS.

Law of Alabama on subject..............

76

Duties of captains of vessels arriving at Mobile, relative to.
Bond against passengers becoming public charges....

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76

List of such passengers to be filed in clerk's office for public inspection......... 79
Penalty and forfeiture in case of neglect or omission.......

76

78

Law of California, passed May 3d, 1853.............

78

Duties of masters of vessels bringing them, relative to.............

to..........

Oath to be administered by masters to passengers who are naturalized citizens 78
Penalties and forfeitures for violation of provisions of act..............78, 79, 81, 82
Bond required against passengers becoming public charges.... ............79, 80
Provision for commutation of bonds by substitution of head tax.........................
80
Duties of officers receiving such bonds or commutation money, relative there-
..........80, 81
Bonds to be doubled where passengers are likely to become permanent charges 81
Manner in which action is to be brought and recovered on bonds....
81
Disposition of proceeds of such bonds and commutation money...
82
Fines and penalties to constitute a lien of vessel-mode of recovery.............................82, 83
Commutation of penalties and bonds-provisions for........................................................
83
Sureties to be justified and oath administered before the mayor...
83
General application of term vessel............
...........83, 84
Office of commissioner of emigrants-duties and compensation of................ 84
Ministers, consuls, &c., from foreign countries, exempted from provisions of

this act...........

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Governor may at any time remove commissioner of emigrants, and make
appointments, pro tempore.......................

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Law of Delaware relative thereto..........

Limit on vessels having so many passengers, or sick on board, coming near
shore........

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Permit requisite to land goods or persons...

Penalty for violation of law......

Limit on number of passengers vessel is allowed to carry.

Health to bring suit for violation.......

Penalty in case of violation-vessel liable for.........

Cause of forfeiture of penalty, manner in which they are recoverable........... 86
Provision for granting license to land emigrants......
Law of Georgia relative thereto, passed December 22d, 1819...........

Duties of captain of vessels arriving at Savannah, relative to passengers....... 87

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PASSENGERS.

Penalties in cases of violation of provisions of law and mode of recovery,
application of.............................

Bond of indemnity against passengers becoming public charges.....................
Passengers not to land until bond is given and permit had.....
Aliens not to be landed before reaching the city........

Householders not to entertain aliens without reporting it to the mayor..
Mayor authorized to compound penalties....................

Liability of vessel for penalties, unless satisfied by bond of owner..
Act of Louisiana relative to, approved March 21, 1850....

Duties of officers of vessels bringing passengers in on their arrival at port....
Bond of indemnity against alien passengers over 14 years of age becoming
public charges.......................

Penalties in case of violation of provisions of law.........
Commutation of bond and substitution of head tax provided for.......
Disposition of commutation payment and officer to receive it......
Force and authenticity of bonds............
Proof necessary for parties to obtain exemption..........
Manner in which bonds, forfeitures and commutation payments are to be made,
and duties of commissioners collecting them........
Charity hospital to treat certain persons gratuitously..
Charity hospital to receive the benefits of the fines, &c...
Law of Maine relative thereto..............................

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Liability of vessels for penalties........

Dispensation of bond on payment of head tax......
Appointment of visiting officers and their duties.....

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Duties of masters of vessels bringing passengers into port on their arrival.... 92
Bond of indemnity against passengers becoming public charges...........
Penalties in case of violation of provisions of law, and mode of recovery of...93, 94

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Power of mayor to compound or remit penalties.........
Provision relative to vessels arriving in any of the counties....

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Supplementary act of Maryland................

Privilege of bonding in Baltimore in lieu of head tax repealed.......
Fee of register of Baltimore for duties in connection therewith...
Ambassadors, ministers and consuls exempted............
Supplementary act of Maryland, passed March 2, 1842....
Provision for disposition of assessments under previous law........
Supplementary act of Maryland, passed January 30, 1852......

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Provision in relation to towns, applicable to cities........
Law of Maine, passed June 22d, 1848.......

Commutation of bonds by payment of head tax provided for......
Application of provisions of previous law to this..

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94
.94, 95

Law of Maryland relative thereto...........

95
95

Duties of masters of vessels arriving in Baltimore, relative thereto........
Penalties in case of violations of provisions of law and mode of recovery of...95, 96
Bond of indemnity against passengers becoming public charges to be given,
or head tax paid...........

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PASSENGERS.

Provision for bond or head tax on each foreign passenger, against his becom-

ing a public charge............
Provision for commutation of bonds............

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101

Exceptions to provisions of law.........

101

Alien not to be landed before reaching his destination......

101

Law of Massachusetts of April 20th, 1837...................................

101

Condition of passengers to be examined by officers authorized to go on board 101

102

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102

Penalty in case of violation of provisions of law.....

102

102

Vessels in distress exempted from provisions of law..
Law of Massachusetts of May 10, 1848.........

102

Superintendent of alien passengers provided for, duties and salary of......102, 103
Masters of vessels, duties of, relative to passengers..........

103
.103, 104

Landing of alien passengers prohibited until bond is given.........

104
..104, 105
104
104

Disposition of the proceeds.............

Treasurer of Commonwealth to make certain publications......................

Overseers of poor to perform duties of Superintendent in certain cases......... 105
Exceptions to provisions of law......

105

Towns and cities not released by act from paying proceeds into the State

treasury....

Law of Massachusetts relative thereto.......

Duties of masters of vessels arriving at port, relative to passengers.

Bond against passengers becoming public charges.....

Dispensation of bond in certain cases..................................

Penalty for violation of provisions of law..

Bond against pauper passengers becoming public charges........
Alien passengers not permitted to land until head tax is paid......................................................

Duties of pilots relative thereto.....

Exemption of passengers in certain cases.......

Penalties in case of violation of provisions of law...

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Treasurer of the Commonwealth, duties of, relative to..........
Act of Massachusetts of May 3d, 1853..........

Refunding of head tax in certain cases provided for....................
Provisions relative to aliens leaving the State and returning..
Bond to be cancelled in certain cases...

Law of New Hampshire relative thereto..........

Bonds to be given against passengers becoming public charges.
Penalty in case passenger is landed before bond is given........
Filing and prosecution of bond...........

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Act of Massachusetts, repealing part of last act, March 16, 1849......................................
Act of Massachusetts of March 20th, 1850......

Bond to be given against passengers becoming public charges..

Dispensation of bond where head tax is paid.........

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Exceptions to provisions of law..
Superintendent of alien passengers to make certain examinations......
Publication of returns provided for........

Justices of the peace to exercise certain powers...

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PASSENGERS.

Law of New Jersey of February 19, 1838......

Bonds to be given for support of infirm passengers..

Penalty in case of landing passengers without giving bonds...

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Law of New Jersey of February 19, 1838, (same date.)............
Delegation of power to impose head tax to authorities of cities and town-
ships.......

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Duties of masters of vessels relative to passengers..
Permit for passengers to land necessary..........
Cities and townships to provide support for sick passengers landed by per-
mission........

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Recovery of penalties and compounding of same provided for......
Powers of corporate authorities not impaired by this act..

.111, 112

112

Law of New York of May 5, 1847..........

112

Duties of captains of vessels relative to passengers.....

112

Penalties in cases of violation of provisions of law...............
.......113, 118
Bond to be taken by mayor against passengers becoming public charges....... 113
Commutation of bonds in certain case allowed by payment of head tax......... 114
Especial commutation in other cases........

Salary of Health Commissioner for duties under this act......

114
114

Other officers to discharge certain duties at the option of the Commissioners
of Emigration
.......114, 115
Especial bonds required where passengers are likely to be permanent charges. 115
Commissioners of Emigration-appointment, duties and powers of.........116, 117
Commissioners of Emigration to reimburse city, town or county supporting

persons who have paid commutation tax......

117

Chamberlain of New York City to make certain report............
Commissioners of Emigration to report to Legislature......
Manner in which vacancies in commissioners are to be filled....
Mode of action on bond where party becomes a public charge.......
Mode of action for recovery of penalties, &c., and power to compound the same. 118
Vessel liable for penalties and forfeitures..

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Disposition of monies accruing....................

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Commissioners authorized to erect certain buildings................................

Manner in which insufficiency of money for support of public charges is to

be supplied..........

Act of New York of December 15, 1847.....

Vesting of certain property in commissioners of emigration........

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Comptroller of State to make certain report..........
Comptroller of State, power of, under this law.......
Commissioners of emigration to exercise certain powers over poor children... 121
Commissioners of emigration-additional powers of...........

121

Disposition of property of aliens deceased in certain cases......

121

122

Exception to application of second section of act.......
Act of New York of April 11, 1849...

122

Mode of bringing action on bond to recover cost of support of charge......... 122
Penalty for default, and liability of masters, owners and consignees.... .... 123

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