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Clerk of the................Court Affidavit of Witnesses.
Court of In the matter of the petition of
to be ad. mitted a citizen of the United States of America.
and occupation residing at .... each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, deposes and says that he is a citizen of the United States of America; that he has personally known
........, the petitioner above mentioned, to be a resident of the United States for a period of at least five years continuously immediately preceding the date of filing his petition, and of the State (Territory or District) in which the above-entitled application is made for a period of ............ years immediately preceding the date of filing his petition; and that he has personal knowledge that the said petitioner is a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and that he is in every way qualified, in his opinion, to be admitted as a citizen of the United States.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this .......... day of
nineteen hundred and (L. S.]
(Official character of attestor.)
Certificate of Naturalization,
(Signature of holder) Description of holder: Age, ............; height, color, ........ i complexion, ....... ; color of eyes, color of hair, ...........; visible distinguishing marks, Name, age, and place of residence of wife,
Name, ages, and places of residence of minor chil. dren, .............. ............. ............. ;
.... ; ............,
Be it remembered, that at a
term of the court of held at
on the ...........day of in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and who previous to his (her) naturalization was a citizen or subject of
at present residing at number street, city (town), State (Territory or District), having applied to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America pursuant to law, and the court having found that the petitioner had resided continuously within the United States for at least five years and in this State for one year immediately preceding the date of the hearing of his (her) petition, and that said petitioner intends to reside permanently in the United States, had in all respects complied with the law in relation thereto, and that ....he was entitled to be so admitted, it was thereupon ordered by the said court that ....he be admitted as a citizen of the United States of America.
In testimony whereof the seal of said court is hereunto affixed on the ..... day of ..........., in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and and of our independence the
(Official character of attestor.) Stub of Certificate of Naturalization. No. of certificate, Name
; age, Declaration of intention, volume
page Petition, volume .........., page Name, age and place of residence of wife...
Names, ages, and places of residence of minor children,
........... .............. ............ ;
Date of order, volume
page (Signature of holder)
Sec. 28. That the Secretary of Labor shall have power to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary for properly carrying into execution the various provisions of this Act. Certified copies of all papers, documents, certificates, and records required to be used, filed, recorded, or kept under any and all of the provisions of this Act shall be admitted in evidence equally with the originals in any and all proceedings under this Act and in all cases in which the originals thereof might be admissible as evidence.
Sec. 29. That for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act there is hereby appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, out of any moneys in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, which appropriation shall be in full for the objects hereby expressed until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven; and the provisions of section thirty-six hundred and seventynine of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall not be applicable in any way to this appropriation.
Sec. 30. That all the applicable provisions of the naturalization laws of the United States shall apply to and be held to authorize the admission to citizenship of all persons not citizens who owe permanent allegiance to the United States, and who may become residents of any State or organized Territory of the United States, with the following modifications: The applicant shall not be required to renounce allegiance to any foreign sovereignty; he shall make his declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States at least two years prior to his admission; and residence within the jurisdiction of the United States, owing such permanent allegiance, shall be regarded as residence within the United States within the meaning of the five years' residence clause of the existing law.
Sec. 31. That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after ninety days from the date of its passage: Provided, That sections one, two, twenty-eight, and twentynine shall go into effect from and after the passage of this Act.
LAWS REPEALED BY ACT OF MAY 9, 1918. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with or repugnant to the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed; but nothing in this Act shall repeal or in any way enlarge section twenty-one hundred and sixty-ine ofthe Revised Statutes, except as specified in the seventh subdivision of this Act and under the limitation therein defined: Provided, That for the purposes of the prosecution of all crimes and offenses against the naturalization laws of the United States which may have been committed prior to this Act the statutes and laws hereby repealed shall remain in full force and effect: Provided further, That as to all aliens who, prior to January first, nineteen hundred, served in the Armies of the United States and were honorably discharged therefrom, section twenty-one hundred and sixty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall be and remain in full force and effect, anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Sec. 3. That all certificates of naturalization granted by courts of competent jurisdiction prior to December thirtyfirst, nineteen hundred and eighteen, upon petitions for naturalization filed prior to January thirty-first, nineteen hundred and eighteen, upon declarations of intention filed prior to September twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and six, are hereby declared to be valid in so far as the declaration of intention is concerned, but shall not be by this Act further validated or legalized.
The word “District" in sections four, ten, and twentyseven of the Act which this Act amends is hereby amended to read “the District of Columbia.
Special Laws—U. S. Statutes
ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1911. An Act providing for the naturalization of the wife and
minor children of insane aliens making homestead entries under the land laws of the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when any alien, who has declared his intention to become & citizen of the United States, becomes insane before he is actually naturalized, and his wife shall thereafter make a homestead entry under the land laws of the United States, she and their minor children may, by complying with the other provisions of the naturalization laws, be naturalized without making any declaration of intention.
Approved, February 24, 1911. (In regard to the acquisition of citizenship by other means
than naturalization, see sections 1992 to 1995 inclusive, of the United States Revised Statutes.)
CITIZENSHIP, TITLE XXV. Citizenship of women by marriage.
Sec. 1994. Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married to a citizen of the United States, and who might herself be lawfully naturalized, shall be deemed a citizen.
NATURALIZATION, TITLE XXX. Aliens of African nativity and descent.
Sec. 2169. (As amended, 1875).—The provisions of this title shall apply to aliens being free white persons, and to aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent. Five years' residence required.
Sec. 2170. No alien shall be admitted to become a citizen who has not for the continued term of five years next preceding his admission resided within the United States. Children of persons naturalized under certain laws to be
citizens. Sec. 2172. The children of persons who have been duly naturalized under any law of the United States, or who, previous to the passing of any law on that subject, by the Government of the United States, may have become citizens of any one of the States, under the laws thereof, being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of the naturali. zation of their parents shall, if dwelling in the United States, be considered as citizens thereof; 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