July 30, 1868.
My Lord: As a supplement to my dispatch of the 27th ultimo, on the position of aliens in Denmark, I have the honor to inclose/herewith, at the request of the naturalization commission, the written opinion of Mr. Brock, a distinguished Danish lawyer, with reference—
- To the oath required of aliens entering on certain professions.
- Whether the birth in Denmark of the son of an alien constitutes a Danish subject.
Your lordship will see by the inclosed document that—
- The “Borgherskab” or Burgherbiir oath was abrogated in 1858. The oath now taken by brokers, translators, &c, is non-political, and limited to the faithful performance of their office.
- The son of an alien born in Denmark is considered a Dane, to all intents and purposes, so long as he remains in Denmark.
I have, &c.,
The Lord Stanley, M. P., &c