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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—

1.
To the oath required of aliens entering on certain professions.
2.
Whether the birth in Denmark of the son of an alien constitutes a Danish subject.

Your lordship will see by the inclosed document that—

1.
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.
2.
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.,

CHARLES LENNOX WYKE.

The Lord Stanley, M. P., &c

Sir: Your excellency has asked my opinion on the following questions:

1.
Is the “Borgerbur” oath still required for entering on certain professions; and, if so, what professions?
2.
Does the fact of birth in Denmark constitute a son of an alien a Danish subject?

Answer, 1. The “Borgerbur” oath required by the Danish law for entering on professions of different kinds has been abolished by the law of December 29, 1857. The oath still taken by brokers, translators, and such persons of public trust, that they will faithfully perform the duties imposing on their office, has no influence upon their situation as subjects of the Danish Crown, and is no oath of allegiance.

2. The son of an alien born in Denmark is regarded a Dane if he remains here. I have, &c.,

GUSTAV BROCK,
Advocate of the Supreme Court.

Sir Charles L. Wyke , K. C. B., &c.

My Lord: In reply to your circular marked of the 11th instant, instructing me to furnish a report for the information of the naturalization commission on the state of the Danish law with regard to the nationality of children born of alien parents within the Danish dominions, I have the honor to refer your lordship to my dispatch marked of the 28th ultimo, which contains the information required by the commission with reference to this subject.

I have, &c.,

CHARLES LENNOX WYKE.

The Lord Stanley, M. P., &c