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chandize, at some place without the United States, as are now required by law for obtaining the drawback on exportation, within one year, in case such goods have been shipped to any part of Europe or America, and within two years, if to any part of Asia or Africa : Provided nevertheless, That when it shall be proviü. made appear to the fatisfaction of the collector, to whom such certificates are directed to be returned, that such certificates could not be obtained, the exporter or exporters fhall be permitted to offer such other testimony, as to the landing or loss of the goods, wares and merchandize, as he may have ; which proof shall be referred to the comptroller of the treasury, who shall have power and authority to admit the same, if he shall deem it saisfactory, and to direct the collector to cancel the bond accordingly. Sec. 7. And be Yt further enacted, That so

Part of an much of the act, intitled, “ An act to provide act repcalmore effectually for the collection of the duties ed. impofed by law on goods, wares and merchandize imported into

the United States, and on the tonnage of thips or vessels," as extends the credits on bonds given for duties on account of the drawback on goods exported, fhall, after the said last day of March next, be repealed : Provided, That nothing herein contained thall Provise. be construed to extend to any allowance made upon goods, wares and merchandize imported before the said last day of March next. FREDERIK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, January the 29th, 1795:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.
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CH A P T E R LXXXIV.

An Act in Addition to the Act, intitled, An A&

to regulate the Pay of the non-commissioned Officers, Musicians and Privates of the Militia of the United States, when called into actual Service, and for other Purposes."

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mentation of bounty authorized by the fifth bounty fection of the act, intitled, “ An act to regumore gene- late the pay of the non-commiffioned officers,

musicians and privates of the militia of the United States, when called into actual service, and for other purposes,” shall be allowed and paid to such recruits as shall have inlisted after the passing of the said act, or as fhall hereafter inlist, in like manner as is by the said act provi. ded in cases of inlistment after the first day of January next.

FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVID, January the 29th, 1795:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LXXXV.

An A&t to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalize.

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Sec. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of How an: Representatives of the United States of America, alien Day in Congress assembled, That any alien, being a citizen. free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, or any of them, on the following conditions, and not otherwife :

First. He shall have declared on oath or af- To express firmation, before the supreme, superior, district hisdela e of or circuit court of some one of the states, or citizen,and of the territories north-west or fouth of the ri. ver Ohio, or a circuit or district court of the allegiance. United States, three years, at least, beiore his admission, that it was, 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 fove

reignty whatever, and particularly, by name, the prince, poténtate, state or fovercignty whereof fuch alien may, at the time, be a citizen or subject.

Secondly. He shall, at the time of his ap- To have plication to be admitted, declare on oath or af- certain re

fidence. firmation, before some one of the courts aforesaid, that he has resided within the United States, five years at least, and within the state or territory, where such court is at the time held, one year at least, that he will support

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pear to their satisfaction, that during that
time, he has behaved as a man of a good mo-
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constitution of the United States, and well-
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Fourthly. In case the alien applying to be nounce ti. admitted to citizenship, shall have 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 re.
quisites, make an express renunciation of his
title or order of nobility, in the court to which
his application shall be made; which renun.
ciation shall be recorded in the said court.

Sec. 2. Provided always, and be it further
enacted, That any alien now residing within

the limits and under the jurisdiction of the Unirelident in ted States, may be admitted to become a citi. Mall be zen, on his declaring on oath or affirmation, come a citi. in some one of the courts aforesaid, that he

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States; and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, and particularly by name, the prince, potentate, state or lovereignty whereof he was before a citizen or subject; and, moreover, on its appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that during the faid term of two years, he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the constitution of the United States, and well dispofed to the good-order and happiness of the same; and, where the alien applying for admission to citizenship, shall have 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, before he shall be entitled to such admission; all of which proceedings, required in this proviso to be performed in the court, shall be recorded by the clerk thereof.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the children of persons duly naturalized, dwelling. How chil. within the United States, and being under the dren thall age of twenty-one years, at the time of such obtain citie naturalization ; and the children of citizens thro' their of the United States, born out of the limits parents

. and jurisdiction of the United States, shall be considered as citizens of the United States : Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons, whose fathers have never been resident in the United States : Provided also, That no person heretofore proscribed by any state, or who has been legally convicted of having joined the army of GreatBritain, during the late war, shall be admitted a citizen as aforesaid, without the consent of

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