Passport: Sam Houston, Former President of the Republic

"Sam Houston"

Department of State
Republic of Texas

( Late President
Whereas General Sam Houston ( a citizen of
the Republic of Texas, has represented and made known
to this Department, his intention to travel in the
United States of American; also in Her Britannic
Majesty's possessions in North America; also in
the Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland in
Europe; and also in the Kingdom of France
in Europe,

These are therefore to request all persons whom it
may concern in either of the Countries aforesaid, or in
any other Country in Amity with the Republic of
Texas, to permit the said General Sam Houston,
the Bearer hereof, freely and safely to pass through
all or any of said countries (he deporting himself
peaceably and according to the laws thereof and in case
of need to give him all lawful aid, protection & support
A[nd] he the said General Sam Houston is hereby
[per]mitted to travel beyond the limits of the Republic of
[Texas] aforesaid for such time as is authorised by the laws
of said Republic unless sooner duty recalled by proclamation
or otherwise.

The said Gen'l Sam Houston is forty five
years of age Six feet two inches high hair light, complexion
fair forehead high, Eyes blue, nose acqueline, mouth full
& chin dimpled and the Signature as follows

Given under my hand and Seal of Office
at the City of Houston this
day of February A.D. One thousand Eight
hundred and thirty nine and of the
Independence of the Republic of Texas the
Third.

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