Yes there is a citizen of the several States

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The Supreme Court, in the Slaughterhouse Cases, held, that there are now two citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America, a citizen of the United States, at Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment, and also a citizen of the several States, at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution.

Privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States are not the same as the privileges and immunities of a citizen of the United States. Privileges and immunities of a citizen of the United States arise “out of the nature and essential character of the Federal government, and granted or secured by the Constitution” (Duncan v. State of Missouri: 152 U.S. 377, at 382 [1894] ) or, in other words, “owe their existence to the Federal government, its National character, its Constitution, or its laws.” (Slaughterhouse Cases: 83 (16 Wall.) U.S. 38, at 79 [1873]). Privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States are those described in Corfield v. Coryell decided by Mr. Justice Washington in the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania in 1823.

It is to be noted that privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States are not the same as privileges and immunities of a citizen of a State. Privileges and immunities of a citizen of a State are in the constitution and laws of a particular State.

A citizen of the several States is shown in 23 legal sources in this work, of which 11 are cases from the Supreme Court of the United States. A citizen of the several States, is a citizen of all the several States, generally or a citizen of the several States united.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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