The Eastern Reporter; Containing All the Decisions of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, as Soon as They Are Filed, Volume 6

The Eastern Reporter; Containing All the Decisions of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, as Soon as They Are Filed, Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...p. 241, 203, is the following citation from an o inion of the secretar of State to the president: " The child born of ien parents in the nited States is eld to be a citizen thereof, and to be subject to the duties with regard to this country which do not attach to the father.... Such children are born to a double character; the citizenship of the father is that of the child so far as the laws of the country of which the father is a citizen are concerned, and within the jurisdiction of that countr; but the child, from the circumstances of its birth, may acquire riglits and owe another fealty besides that which attaches to the father." In Rawle's View of the Constitution of the United States, p. 86, it is said: " Every person born within the United States, its territories or districts, whether the parents are citizens or aliens, is a natural-born citizen within the sense of the Constitution, and entitled to all the rights and privileges a pertaining to that capacity." Again, neither in udlam v. Ludlam, nor in Jllunro v. Merchant, supra, did the court undertake to decide the political question as to the extent to which the United States would be compelled to go in defense of persons born here of aliens; in each case it was defining private pecuniary rights under State laws. Such is the nature of the question in the case at bar. Practically it is, under our statutes, from what town is LaFayette Parrott entitled to receive aid if in want? Moreover, if, as is suggested, he was born to the advantages of a double allegiance, u on attaining his majority he exercised the right which was his of electing the government to which he would give allegiance, and that election related back to the time of his birth. Upon...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236904095
  • 9781236904096