Gorman v. Forty Second St. M. & St. N. Ave. Ry. Co.
N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept. 1924, 203 N.Y.S. 632, 208 A.D. 214. (March 5, 1924)
[203 N.Y.S. 632, 633] "In the absence of proof to the contrary, every man is considered a citizen of the country in which he resides." 11 C.J. 786; Shelton v. Tiffin, 6 How. 163, 12 L.Ed. 387.
"I think it may be assumed as a principle that the law of nations, without regarding the municipal regulations prescribed for his admission, views every man as a member of the society in which he is found. Residence is prima facie evidence of national character, susceptible, however, at all times, of explanation." Johnson v. Twenty-One Bales, etc., 13 Fed. Cas. 855, No. 7,417, quoted in note on page 786, 11 C.J.