Here is another in the line of colonial charters that treat the phrase “natural born”. What we have seen so far is that all consider those born in the colony as its natural born subjects, with no regard for the citizenship of the parents.
The Virginia Company charter of 1612 empowered the company to admit to its membership
“any Person or Persons, as well as Strangers and Aliens … being in Amity with us, or as any our natural Liege Subjects born in any of our Realms and Dominions.”1
This exemplifies American attitudes towards citizenship in allegiance, generations before Emerich de Vattel was even born.
1 Virginia Charter of 1611/12, in Thorpe, ed, and comp., Constitutions, Charters and Laws, VII, 3806,3807.