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Catalog Number 2003.017.0001
Object Name Passport
Scope & Content A passport for a ship, signed by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.
Creator United States Government
Collection Henry Clay Memorial Foundation
Notes This passport was generated during Henry Clay's tenure as Secretary of State and was intended to guarantee safe passage and anchorage in foreign ports, particularly in the Mediterranean. It had a piece that was removed from the top and was sent ahead to the port of call.