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Walker is an accomplished waiter and has always sustained an excellent character.

PETER V. DANIEL.

Introductory features.

The introductory features of the special passport are illustrated by the four following examples:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 1, P. 4.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

Know ye that Luigi Persico, the bearer hereof and an Artist of eminence now in the employment of the Government of the United States, is proceeding to Italy for purposes connected with his profession and with the execution of his commission.

These are, therefore, to request all whom it may concern to permit him to pass without let or molestation, in going and returning, and to extend to him all friendly aid and protection, as would in like cases be extended to citizens or subjects of other countries, resorting to the United States in the lawful pursuit of their business. In testimony whereof, etc., 30th April, 1829.

M. VAN BUREN.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 1, P. 45.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know ye that the bearer hereof, Daniel Noulan, a citizen of the U. S., aged 18 years, is deprived of the faculties of hearing and speaking, and is proceeding to S. America for the benevolent purpose of meliorating the condition of those who may there be afflicted like himself.

This is therefore to request all Diplomatic, Consular and other Agents of the U. S. in S. America, and all function

aries civil and military of the several Governments of that
region to allow him to pass freely without let or molesta-
tion, and to extend to him all such aid and protection, as
would be extended to the citizens or subjects of Foreign
Nations, resorting to the U. S. for similar objects.-
In testimony whereof, etc., 26th of November, 1831.-

[EDW. LIVINGSTON.]

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 1, p. 175.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know Ye, that the bearer hereof John James Audubon, a distinguished naturalist and native citizen of the United States, has made known to me his intention of travelling on this continent with the view principally of aiding the cause by extending his researches and explorations in natural history, and as he is known to me to be a man of character, and honor, and worthy of all friendly offices, and of all personal regardThese

are,

therefore to request all whom it may concern, to permit him to pass freely without let or molestation, and to extend to him all such friendly aid and protection as he may need, and which becomes the hospitality of civilized and friendly nations. In testimony, etc., 24th day of July, A D. 1842.

DAN'L WEBSTER.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Special Pass-
port, vol. 1,
p. 199.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know Ye, that the bearer hereof Isaac G. Strain, a citizen of the United States of America, and an officer, of the Navy thereof, has made known to me his intention of

travelling into various unexplored regions of South America, accompanied by a party of several persons, under his control and direction, with a view of aiding the cause of science, by extending his researches and explorations in all directions for the promotion of knowledge

We believe that the bearer has no improper object in view, and that arms are borne by himself and party solely as a defence against beasts of prey, and hostile Indians

The bearer is known in the service of his country as a man of character and honor, and worthy of all good offices and friendly regard. And all Diplomatic and Consular Representatives of the United States are hereby required and enjoined to furnish Mr. Strain and his party with all aid and succour- We also request all Governments in amity with the United States to entreat him kindly, and to give him facilities for pursuing the interesting objects of his enterprise

And all persons whom it may concern are requested to permit him to pass freely without let or molestation, and to extend to him all such friendly protection and assistance as he may need and which becomes the hospitality of civilized and friendly nations. In testimony whereof, etc., 7th day of August 1843.

A. P. UPSHUR.

To family of foreign minister.

Following is an example of the passport issued to a member of the family of a foreign minister:

UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 2, P. 23.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know Ye that the bearer hereof Boris Bodisco, of the family of A. de Bodisco, Privy Counciller, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of all the Russias, near the Govt. of the U. S. is about proceeding to Havre & Paris.

These are therefore to request all whom it may concern, to permit him and the persons of his suite, to pass freely, without let or molestation, and to extend to them all such friendly aid and protection as would in like cases be extended to citizens or subjects of Foreign Countries resorting to the United States, in the lawful pursuit of their affairs. In testimony, etc., 9th day of July, A. D. 1847.

JAMES BUCHANAN. The passports granted for use in this country During civil during the civil war were in the following form:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Special Passports, vol. 3, P. 126.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know Ye, that the bearer hereof, Capt. J. C. Meyer, of the Bremen Bark, Admiral Bromny, now laying at Alexandria, Va., is obliged to go to Baltimore, Md., to attend to business connected with his ship and cargo.

These are therefore to request all whom it may concern, to permit him to pass freely, without let or molestation, and to extend to him all such friendly aid and protection as he may require. In testimony, etc., first day of May, A. D. 1861.

W. H. S.

Countersigned by General Scott.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 3, p. 172.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know Ye, that the bearer hereof, Prince Napoleon, is now proceeding to Mount Vernon.

These are therefore to request all whom it may concern, to permit him to pass freely without let or molestation, and to extend to him all such friendly aid and protection as he may require. In testimony, etc., fifth day of August, A. D. 1861.

W. H. SEWARD.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 3, P. 418.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

And in particular the Military & Civil authorities of

the U. S. Know Ye, that the bearer hereof, Señor Don Luis de Potestad, is Second Secretary of Her Catholic Majesty's Legation in the U. S., and as such is exempt from Military draft, and with his family & household is entitled to the protection and aid due pursuant to public law and the Statutes of the U. S. to the Diplomatic Agents of foreign countries.

These are therefore to request all whom it may concern to permit him to pass freely without let or molestation, and to extend to him all such friendly aid and protection as he may lawfully stand in need of

In testimony, etc., twenty-eighth day of August, A. D. 1862.

FREDERICK W. SEWARD.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Special Passports, vol. 3, p. 532.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting :

Know Ye, that the bearer hereof, The Right Honorable Lord Lyons, accredited to this Government as Envoy

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