Passport for the Early Explorer of Jerusalem, the Reverend Eli Smith, Signed By James Buchanan
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting
Age 45 Years
Stature 5 Feet 6 Inches ,,,,,
Signature of the Bearer
The Undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States of America, hereby request all whom it may concern to permit safely and freely to pass Rev'd Eli Smith, accompanied by his Wife a Citizen of the United States, and in case of need to give him all lawful Aid and Protection
Given under my hand and the impression of the Seal of the Department of State, at the City of Washington the 23rd day of October A.D. 1846, in the 71th Year of the Independence of these United States.
No. 271 to 9. ........ 1763
...a la legation des Etats Unis a Constantinople le 5th Janvier 1847. Bon pour le Syrie...