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Context of Report, in part, from the committee appointed on so much of the president's speech as relates to the protection of commerce, and the defence of the country, instructed on the 19th ultimo, to enquire and report whether any, and what alterations may be necessary in the act intituled "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject; " and further to consider and report upon the expediency of establishing by law, regulations respecting aliens arriving or residing within the United States. : 1st May, 1798. Referred to the committee of the whole House on the state of the Union. : Printed by order of the House of Representatives
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