The Resource Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of Reports of Aliens, (microform)

Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of Reports of Aliens, (microform)

Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of Reports of Aliens, 1801-1832.
Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of Reports of Aliens
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Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of reports of aliens to the clerk of the circuit court of the District of Columbia for the County of Alexandria, 1801-1832, contains a list of aliens who arrived at the town of Alexandria with the intention of residing in the United States. Each entry contains the date of the report, the full name of the person reported, sex, place of birth, age, nation, place of allegiance or citizenship, condition or occupation, place of actual or intended residence, and name of person who made the report (usually the same as the person reported). There are entries for 126 individuals reported between 1801 and 1832. Place of birth includes Africa, Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica, Scotland, Great Britain and Ireland, Russia, Poland, France, Germany, and Italy. Place of birth sometimes includes a locality in addition to the country
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Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of reports of Aliens, 1801-1832, is also available in its original format.
Biographical or historical data
  • Arlington County was originally named Alexandria County. It was formed from a portion of Fairfax County that Virginia in 1789 ceded to the federal government for use as the site of a new national capital. In 1801 the area officially became part of the District of Columbia, although Congress named it Alexandria County. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia met at the courthouse in Alexandria, then a part of the District of Columbia.By an act of 9 July 1846, Congress returned the county to Virginia, and the General Assembly extended the commonwealth's jurisdiction over the region effective 20 March 1847. By an act of assembly passed 16 March 1920, the county's name was changed to Arlington, the name of the Custis family mansion (the home of Robert E. Lee), which is located in the county.
  • The Naturalization Act, passed by Congress in 1790, made citizenship possible for any "free white person" of "good character" who had lived in the United States for at least two years.
Cataloging source
Arlington County (Va.) Abstract of Reports of Aliens, (microform)
This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division
Chronological by date of report.
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The Library of Virginia Services Division
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy of the Abstract of Reports of Aliens, 1801-1832, Arlington County Reel 52.
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microfilm reel.

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