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THE importance of a compilation which should combine a simple arrangement of the laws of the United States relative to Naturalization, Emigrants and Emigrant vessels, with the statutes of the several States touching the importation of paupers, convicts, &c., has induced the compilers to prepare the present volume, to which they have devoted the occasional hours not required by their public duties. .

In addition to the above-named subjects will be found much valuable matter pertaining to the privileges and liabilities of citizens, both native and alien, and all the extradition treaties now in force.

The compilers have aimed to make it a useful book of reference to all classes of the community, particularly to such persons as design to become citizens, to Merchants, to Ship-masters engaged in transporting emigrants from the old world—who are often unaware of their legal responsibilities in carrying passengers—and to officers of the Government at home and abroad.

The matter introduced has been collected and compared with care, and the volume is put forth under the sanction and approbation of the honorable Secretary of State.

WASHINGTON, D. C.

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ADDRESS to people of Virginia accompanying resolutions of 1798....
ALABAMA.

Code of Alabama on vessels bringing passengers into the State.............
Code of Alabama relative to foreign paupers........................................... 76

Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in.........................
ARKANSAS, Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in........
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION....

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BAVARIA, Extradition Treaty with, of September 12th, 1853...................... 202
BREMEN, Accession of, to Prussian Extradition Treaty, October 15th, 1855.... 208

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CALIFORNIA.

Law of California passed April 11, 1850, relative to the importation of convicts. 77
Law of California passed May 3, 1853, on vessels bringing passengers and
paupers into the State.........

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Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in............
CESSION, Act of, from the State of Virginia ceding North Western Territory. 289
CONNECTICUT, Revised statute of, on importing foreign convicts into the State. 85

Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in......................... 168

Answer of, to Virginia Resolutions of 1798......................... ............... 277
COMMERCIAL AGENTS AND CONSULS, Extract from circular of Depart-
ment of State, of September 18, 1854...........

............... 304
CONFEDERATION, ARTICLES OF..........

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CONGRESS, Act of, approved April 14, 1802, establishing an uniform rule of
naturalization..........

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Act of, in addition to last act, approved March 26, 1804............................ 6
Act of, approved March 3, 1813, requiring five years continuous residence to

become a citizen.....
Act of, approved July 30, 1813, supplementary to previous naturalization acts.
Act of, approved March 22, 1816, relative to evidence in cases of naturaliza-
tion .................

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Act of, approved May 26, 1824, in further addition to previous acts on natu-

ralization...........
Act of, approved May 24, 1828, to amend the acts concerning naturalization. 10
Act of, approved June 26, 1848, to amend the act of March 3, 1813.............
Act of, approved February 10, 1855, to secure citizenship to certain children. 12

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CONGRESS.

Act of, approved March 2, 1819, regulating passenger ships and vessels........ 16
Act of, approved February 22, 1847, to regulate the carriage of passengers in

merchant vessels..........
Act of, approved March 2, 1847, amendatory of last recited act........
Act of, approved January 31, 1848, exempting American Colonization Society

vessels from effect of previous acts.................
Act of, approved May 17, 1848, providing for the ventilation of passenger

vessels, &C............
Act of, approved March 3, 1849, extending the provisions of all laws regula-

ting the carriage of passengers.
Act of, approved March 3, 1855, regulating the carriage of passengers on

steamships, &c.
Act of, approved July 7, 1838, for the better security of the lives of passengers. 39
Act of, approved March 3, 1843, amendatory of last recited act................
Act of, approved August 30, 1852, further amendatory of act of July 7, 1838. 45
Resolution of July 7, 1786, asking revision of act of cession...................... 300
Ordinance of 1787 as passed by.......................

293
Resolutions of October 10, 1780.........................................

Resolutions of April 23, 1784....................................
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

Preamble .................
Representatives, qualifications of, and how chosen....
Apportionment of representatives and direct taxes.....
Census to be taken every ten years............................
Vacancies in representation-how to be filled.............

232
Representatives to choose officers and bring impeachments.......................
Senate how chosen, and classification of its members..........

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Vacancies how filled......

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Qualification of senators............

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Vice President to be presiding officer of Senate.....

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Officers of Senate.............

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Trial of impeachments and judgment and effect of.....,

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Elections when and how held................................................................ 233
Congress to assemble annually.......

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Elections how judged.......................................................................
Provision as to absent members, rules, quorum and expulsion. ............. 233
Journal to be kept and published, and yeas and nays to be taken.........
Adjournments...............

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Compensation and privileges of members.............................................
Members cannot be appointed to office, nor can officer be a member.

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Revenue bills.....

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Bills to be presented to the President and his power over them............... 234
Proceedings on his veto..........

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Bills to be laws if not returned in ten days.

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Joint orders or resolutions to be approved by the President........................
Powers of Congress.....

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· CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
Importation of slaves allowed till 1808.

236
Habeas corpus, attainder and ex post facto laws..........

............ 236
Direct taxes............

236
No exportation duty to be laid, nor preference to be given the commerce of
one state.............

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Money, how drawn from the Treasury and receipts and expenditures of to be
published...............................................................

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All nobility, foreign presents and titles prohibited.........
Powers denied to the States..

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President of the United States, how elected................
Electors how appointed, and duties of......................
Their votes to be counted in Congress............
Representatives to chose President if electors fail....
Manner of voting in that contingency ............ .................................
Election and meeting of electors............

238
Qualifications of President..................

............... 238
Provision for a President, in case of his death, removal, or inability to serve. 238
Compensation and oath of President..............

................. 238
Powers and duties of the President..........
President and all civil officers liable to impeachment...............................
Judiciary powers of and tenure of judges.

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240
Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.......
Trials by jury, and where held...........
Treason, what constitutes it................
Treason not to corrupt blood..............
Acts of States accredited......................................................................
Privileges of citizenship............

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Fugitives from justice and fugitive slaves to be delivered up.........................
New States.............
Territory and other property of the United States...............
Republican form of government and protection of States.......................
Amendments to Constitution..........
Debts of former governments recognised..........................................
What constitutes the supreme law.................................
Oath of public officers..................

242
No religious test.............................................................................
Ratification of Constitution....................

................. 243
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, Amendments to................... 244

Freedom of religion, of the press, of speech, and right to assemble peaceably.
Right of petition guaranteed.......

............... 244
Right of the people to keep and bear arms guaranteed.

244
Quartering of soldiers in peace in house without consent of owner forbidden. 244
Quartering of soldiers in time of war restricted.................. ................
Security of people in their persons, house and papers guaranteed................ 244
Presentment or indictment by Grand Jury necessary to hold a person for crime. 244
Persons' life or limb prevented from being put twice in jeopardy for same offence 244

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