||60 LAWS OF CONGRESS now provided by law, be satisfied by competent proof of such person's having been honorably discharged from the service of the United States. Sec. 2167. Any alien, being under the age of twenty-one years, who has resided in the United States three years next preceding his arriving at that age, and who has continued to reside therein to the time he may make application to be admitted a citizen thereof, may, after he arrives at the age of twenty-one years, and after he has resided five years within the United States, including the three years of his minority, be admitted a citizen of the United States, without having made the declaration required in the first condition of section twenty-one hundred and sixty-five ; but such alien shall make the declaration required therein at the time of his admission ; and shall further declare, on oath, and prove to the satisfaction of the court, that, for two years next preceding, it has been his bona jide intention to become a citizen of the United States ; and he shall in all other respects comply with the laws in regard to naturalization. Sec. 2168. When any alien, who has complied with the first condition specified in section twenty-one hundred and sixty-five, dies before he is actually naturalized, the widow and the children of such alien shall be considered as citizens of the United States, and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges as such, upon taking the oaths proscribed (1) by law. Sec. 2169. The provisions of this title shall apply to aliens, being free white persons, and to aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent. (2) Sec. 2170. No alien shall be admitted to become a citizen who has not for the continued term of five years next preceding his admission resided within the United States. Sec. 2171. No alien who is a native citizen or subject, or a denizen of any country, state, or sovereignty with which the United States are at war, at the time of his application, shall be then admitted to become a citizen of the United States ; but persons resident within the United States, or the Territories thereof, on the eighteenth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, who had before that day made a declaration, according to law, of their intention to become citizens of the United States, or who were on that day entitled to become citizens without (1) Error In the roll; should be prescribed. (2) As amended, gee appendix to U. S. Revised Statutes, p. 1435.