United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/8th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 47

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 2
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Eighth Congress, 1st Session, XLVII


March 26, 1804.
Chap. XLVII.—An Act in addition to an act intituled “An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject.”[1]

Certain aliens permitted to become citizens of the U. States who resided in the U. States between the 18th June, 1798, and 14th April, 1802.
Act of April 14, 1802, ch. 28.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any alien, being a free white person, who was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, at any time between the eighteenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and who has continued to reside within the same, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, without a compliance with the first condition specified in the first section of the act, intituled An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization; and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject.

After an alien shall have complied with certain directions his widow and children made citizens of the U. States.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any alien who shall have complied with the first condition specified in the first section of the said original act, and who shall have pursued the directions prescribed in the second section of the said act, may die, before he is actually naturalized, the widow and the children of such alien shall be considered as citizens of the United States, and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges as such, upon taking the oaths prescribed by law.

Approved, March 26, 1804.


  1. See notes to act of March 26, 1790, chap. 3, vol. i. 103, 104.