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the United States, the land whereon lately stood the lighthouse on Gurnet Point, and so much land adjoining thereto, as may be sufficient for vaults and any other purpose necessary for the better support of the said lighthouse.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- Secretary of sury shall be, and he is hereby authorized, at his discretion, to procure

the Treasury au. a new lantern or lanterns, with suitable distinctions, and to cause convenient vaults to be erected; and the said lighthouse, on the Gurnet, at more lanterns. the entrance on Plymouth harbor, to be rebuilt.

Lighthouse on Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- rebuilt. sury shall be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be rebuilt, of such Secretary of height as he may deem expedient, the lighthouse now situated on the the Treasury eastern end of New Castle Island, at the entrance of Piscataqua river, cause a lighteither on the land owned by the United States, or on Pollock Rock: house to Provided, that if built on Pollock Rock, the legislature of New Hamp

rebuilt. shire shall vest the property of the said rock in the United States, and dition. cede the jurisdiction of the same.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury A lighthouse shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sufficient to be crected on

Lynde's Point. lighthouse to be erected on Lynde's Point, at the mouth of Connecticut river, in the state of Connecticut, and to appoint a keeper, and other- To appoint a wise provide for such lighthouse, at the expense of the United States: keeper. Provided, that sufficient land for the accommodation of such lighthouse can be purchased at a reasonable price, and the legislature of the state dition to be reof Connecticut shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United built. States.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury Lighthouses to be directed to cause proper lighthouses to be built, and buoys to be be built between placed, in the situations necessary for the navigation of the Sound be- Long Island and tween Long Island and the main; and be, to that effect, authorized to cause, by proper and intelligent persons, a survey to be taken of the said Sound, as far as may be requisite; and to appoint keepers and other- Keepers to be wise provide for such lighthouses, at the expense of the United States: appointed. Provided, that sufficient land for the accommodation of the respective lighthouses can be purchased at a reasonable price; and that the legis- ditions to latures of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, shall, respectively, cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury A lighthouse shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sufficient to be built at the lighthouse to be erected on the south point of Cumberland Island, at

Mary's river. the entrance of St. Mary's river within the state of Georgia; and that, under the direction of the said secretary, there shall be purchased, if the same cannot otherwise be obtained, sufficient land for the erection of the said lighthouse, and accommodations for the better support thereof: Provided, that the legislature of Georgia shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there shall be, and hereby Appropriations are appropriated, for the reimbursement of the merchants of Plymouth certain mers and Duxbury, for monies expended by them in erecting a temporary chants. light on the Gurnet, a sum not exceeding two hundred and seventy dollars; for the rebuilding the lighthouse on the said Gurnet, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars; for the rebuilding of the lighthouse on the eastern end of New Castle Island a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars; and for the crection of the said lighthouse on said Lynde's Point, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars; for the erection of the lighthouse on Cumberland south point, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars; and for taking the survey, and for erecting lighthouses and placing buoys in the Sound, a sum not

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exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies which

may be in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Sum appro- Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the

for lic piers in the Secretary of the Treasury, under the direction of the President of the river Delaware. United States, to cause to be expended, in repairing and erecting public

piers, in the river Delaware, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars; and that the same be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not other

wise appropriated: Provided, that the jurisdiction of the site where any On what con- such piers may be erected, shall be first ceded to the United States, ditions,

according to the conditions in such case by law provided.

APPROVED, April 6, 1802. STATUTE I. April 6, 1802. CHAP. XXI.-An Act for the relief of the Marshals of certain districts therein

mentioned. (Obsolete.) Compensation Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United for taking the States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Trea

apportioned.

sury be, and he hereby is authorized and directed to apportion to the

several marshals of the districts of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, 1800, ch. 12. respectively, who have been employed or concerned in taking the late

census, the compensation allowed by the “Act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” according to the service each may have performed.

APPROVED, April 6, 1802. STATUTE I.

April 14, 1802. CAAP. XXII.-An Act lo authorize an advance of money to Samuel Dexter.

[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Specific ap- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the propriation.

Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to advance out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five hundred dollars to Samuel Dexter, for the purpose of assisting him in defraying the expenses of the suit of Joseph Hodgson against him in the circuit court of the district of Columbia, he, the said Dexter, to be accountable for the same.

APPROVED, April 14, 1802. STATUTE I. April 14, 1802. Chap. XXIII.-An Act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General

Assembly of Virginia therein mentioned. Act relative Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United to the improve. States of America in Congress assembled, That the assent of Congress mena defk;he.ca. Po is hereby given and declared to an act of the general assembly of Virsented to. ginia, intituled “ An act to amend and reduce into one, the several acts

of assembly for improving the navigation of Appomatox river, from Broadway to Pocahontas bridge.”

APPROVED, April 14, 1802. STATUTE I.

April 14, 1802. Chap. XXV.An Act to revive, and continue in force, an act, intituled "An act to

augment the salaries of the officers therein mentioned," passed the second day of (Obsolete.]

March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. Former act re- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United vived and con. tinued.

States of America in Congress assembled, That an act, intituled "An act March 2, 1799, to augment the salaries of the officers therein mentioned,” be, and the ch. 38. For what time.

same is hereby revived, and continued in force, for and during the term of two years, from the commencement of the present year.

APPROVED, April 14, 1802.

In certain

STATUTE I. Char. XXVI.–An Act to amend an act, intituled "An act to retain a further sum

April 14, 1802. on drawbacks, for the expenses incident to the allowance and payment thereof, and in lieu of stamp duties on debenlures."

1800, ch. 64. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Part of a for. States of America in Congress assembled, That the second section of mer law not to the act, intituled “An act to retain a further sum on drawbacks, for the operate upon expenses incident to the allowance and payment thereof, and in lieu of ships, &c. stamp duties on debentures,” shall not be deemed to operate upon unregistered ships or vessels owned by the citizens of the United States, at the time of passing the said act, in those cases where such ship or vessel, at that time, possessed a sea letter, or other regular document issued cases. from a custom-house of the United States, proving such ship or vessel 10 be American property.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That whenever satisfactory proof Upon proof, shall be made to the Secretary of the Treasury, that any unregistered the Secretary of ship or vessel was, in fact, the property, in whole, of a citizen or citizens cause a certifiof the United States, on the thirteenth day of May, in the year one thou- cate to be issued sand eight hundred, that the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is to an unregishereby authorized and directed to cause to be issued to such ship or vessel, entitling vessel, a certificate, which shall entitle such unregistered ship or vessel her to certain to the same privileges which are herein before granted to unregistered privileges. ships or vessels owned by citizens of the United States, and carrying a sea letter, or other regular document issued from a custom-house of the United States, before the passing of the said act, intituled “An act to retain a further sum on drawbacks, for the expenses incident to the allowance and payment ther and in lieu of stamp duties on debentures."

APPROVED, April 14, 1802. .

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Chap. XXVIII.-An Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization, and to April 14, 1802. repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject.(a)

Act of March Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 26. 1804,.ch. 97.

of 30, States of America in Congress assembled, That any alien, being a free

1813, ch.36. white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, Act 'of March or any of them, on the following conditions, and not otherwise :

22, 1816, ch. 32.

Act of May 26, First, That he shall have declared, on oath or affirmation, before the 1824, ch. 186. supreme, superior, district or circuit court of some one of the states, or

An alien may of the territorial districts of the United States, or a circuit or district become a citicourt of the United States, three years at least, before his admission, ted States. that it was, bona fide, his intention to become a citizen of the United On wlial conStates, and to renounce for ever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, and particularly, by oath or afirma name, the prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whereof such alien may, tion in the silat the time, be a citizen or subject.

rior court,or disSecondly, That he shall, at the time of his application to be admitted, trict or declare on oath or affirmation, before some one of the courts aforesaid, court of some of that he will support the constitution of the United States, and that he the states or of doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and three years befidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, fore his admisand particularly, by name, the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty sion, his inten. whereof he was before a citizen or subject; which proceedings shall be forever his allerecorded by the clerk of the court.

giance to any Thirdly, That the court admitting such alien shall be satisfied that sovereign

state of which he has resided within the United States five years at least, and within he is a subject. the state or territory where such court is at the time held, one year at

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To swear or least; and it shall further appear to their satisfaction, that during that will support the time, he has behaved as a man of a good moral character, attached to Constitution of the principles of the constitution of the United States, and well disposed

to the good order and happiness of the same: Provided, that the oath That he shall have resided in of the applicant shall, in no case, be allowed to prove his residence. the U. States Fourthly, That in case the alien, applying to be admitted to citizenfive years before he shall be ad

ship, shall have borne any hereditary title, or been of any of the orders mitted a citizen. of nobility in the kingdom or state from which he came, he shall, in ad

Shall prove dition to the above requisites, make an express renunciation of his title that he is a man or order of nobility in the court to which his application shall be made, of good moral character

which renunciation shall be recorded in the said court: Provided, that attached to the no alien who shall be a native citizen, denizen or subject of any counConstitution of

try, state or sovereign, with whom the United States shall be at war, at the U. States. Shall renounce

the time of his application, shall be then admitted to be a citizen of the every title of United States: Provided also, that any alien who was residing within nobility held by the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, before the

On what con. twenty-ninth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyditions an alien five, may be admitted to become a citizen, on due proof made to some may be natu. ralized, who re.

one of the courts aforesaid, that he has resided two years, at least, within sided in the v. and under the jurisdiction of the United States, and one year, at least, States after the immediately preceding his application, within the state or territory where 29th January,

such court is at the time held; and on his declaring on oath or affirmation, that he will support the constitution of the United 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 sovereignty, whereof he was before a citizen or subject: and moreover, on its appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that during the said 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, 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 Proceedings his moreover making in the court an express renunciation of his title to be recorded

or order of nobility, before he shall be entitled to such adınission : all of by the clerk of the court.

which proceedings, required in this proviso to be performed in the court, Provision in shall be recorded by the clerk thereof: and provided also, that any favour of per- alien who was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the U.States be. the United States at any time between the said twenty-ninth day of tween the 29th January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and the eighteenth January, 1795, day of June, one thousand seren hundred and ninety-eight, may, within June, 1798. two years after the passing of this act, be admitted to become a citizen,

without a compliance with the first condition above specified. Mode of natu- Sec. 2. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That in addition ralization pre- to the directions aforesaid, all free white persons, being aliens, who may scribed.

arrive in the United States after the passing of this act, shall, in order

to become citizens of the United States, make registry, and obtain cerFree white tificates, in the following manner, to wit: every person desirous of being persons arriving naturalized shall, if of the age of twenty-one years, make report of himto be registered. self; or if under the age of twenty-one years, or held in service, shall

be reported by his parent, guardian, master or mistress, to the clerk of the district court of the district where such alien or aliens shall arrive, or to some other court of record of the United States, or of either of

the territorial districts of the same, or of a particular state ; and such Form of regis. report shall ascertain the name, birthplace, age, nation and allegiance

of each alien, together with the country whence he or she migrated, and the place of his or her intended settlement: and it shall be the duty of such clerk, on receiving such report, to record the same in his office, and to grant to the person making such report, and to each individual

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concerned therein, whenever he shall be required, a certificate under his hand and seal of office of such report and registry; and for receiving and registering each report of an individual or family, he shall receive fifty cents; and for each certificate granted pursuant to this act, to an individual or family, fifty cents; and such certificate shall be exhibited to the court by every alien who may arrive in the United States, after the passing of this act, on his application to be naturalized, as evidence of the time of his arrival within the United States.

Sec. 3. And whereas, doubts have arisen whether certain courts of record in some of the states, are included within the description of dis- are to be contrict or circuit courts: Be it further enacted, that every court of record ble of naturalin any individual state, having common law jurisdiction, and a seal and izing aliens. clerk or prothonotary, shall be considered as a district court within the meaning of this act; and every alien who may have been naturalized in any such court, shall enjoy, from and after the passing of the act, the same rights and privileges, as if he had been naturalized in a district or circuit court of the United States.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the children of persons duly Children of naturalized under any of the laws of the United States, or who, previous persons natural. to the passing of any law on that subject, by the government of the tain laws to be United States, may have become citizens of any one of the said states, citizens of the

United States. under the laws thereof, being under the age of twenty-one years, at the time of their parents being so naturalized or admitted to the rights of citizenship, shall, if dwelling in the United States, be considered as citizens of the United States, and the children of persons who now are, or have been citizens of the United States, shall, though born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, be considered as citizens of the United States: Provided, that the right of citizenship shall not Privilege of descend to persons whose fathers have never resided within the United citizenship not States: Provided also, that no person heretofore proscribed by any state, children of

peror who has been legally convicted of having joined the army of Great sons who have Britain, during the late war, shall be admitted a citizen, as aforesaid,

resided

in the U. States. without the consent of the legislature of the state in which such person

Or to persons was proscribed.

proscribed, &c. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all acts heretofore passed Repeal of forrespecting naturalization, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, April 14, 1802.

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Chap. XXX.-An Acl in addition to an act, intituled An act, in addition to an

April 26, 1802. act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Act of March society of the United Brethren, for propagating the gospel among the Healhen.” 1, 1800, ch. 13.

Act of March 3, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 1803, ch. 30. United States of America in Congress assembled, T'hat from and after

ders of certain the passing of this act, and until the first day of January next, it shall warrants for milbe lawful for the holders or proprietors of warrants heretofore granted itary services, in consideration of military services, or register's certificates of fifty

or register's

certificates, acres, or more, granted, or hereafter to be granted agreeable to the third

may register or section of an act intituled “An act in addition to an act, intituled An locate the same. act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services; and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the Heathen,” approved the first day of March one thousand eight hundred, to register and locate the same, in the same manner, and under the same restrictions, as might have been done before the first day of January last: Provided, that persons holding register's certificates for a less Provision with quantity than one hundred acres, may locate the same on such parts of respect to cerfractional townships, as shall, for that purpose, be divided by the Secre

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certificates. tary of the Treasury into lots of fifty acres each.

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