Answer: John Jay, an expert in the common law, was using the term exactly the way that it was in the common law, and if he were NOT using the definition of Natural Born that he was familiar with in the common law, he would have said so.<quoted text>LMAO!!! What is a Natural Born Citizen, as Jay indicated, one who is without foreign attachments.
And the meaning of Natural Born Citizen in the common law includes every child born in the country except for the children of foreign diplomats.
“Who does not know that every person born within the limits of the Republic is, in the language of the Constitution, a natural-born citizen.” Rep. Bingham, The congressional globe, Volume 61, Part 2. pg. 2212 (1869)”