Department of State Republic of Texas President Texas Handwritten Passport
Late President 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 authorized by the laws of said Republic unless sooner duty recalled by proclamation or otherwise. President Texas Handwritten Passport
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 aquiline, 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. President Texas Handwritten Passport
A fantastic and rare handwritten document, most important for the (passport) history of Texas and the United States.
Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American general and statesman who played an important role in the Texas Revolution. He served as the first and third president of the Republic of Texas and was one of the first two individuals to represent Texas in the United States Senate. He also served as the sixth governor of Tennessee and the seventh governor of Texas, the only individual to be elected governor of two different states in the United States.