§ 34-2-1 Powers of aliens.
Aliens may take, hold, transmit, and convey real estate, and may sue for and
recover possession of real estate in the same way and with the same effect as
if they were citizens of the United States, and no title to real estate shall
be invalid on account of the alienage of a former owner; but nothing contained
in this section shall defeat the title to any real estate previously released
or conveyed by the state or by authority thereof.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 201, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 252, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 296, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 432, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 34-2-1.)