Mr. White to Mr. Foster.

No. 18.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit to you herewith the application of William Lassonne for a new passport and to request instructions thereon.

Mr. Lassonne informs me verbally that it is his desire to go to the United States this summer, but whether on a visit or to settle there permanently, he is unable to make positive statement.

I am, sir, etc.,

Andrew D. White.
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Passport application.

Issued _____, 18___.



I, William Lassonne, a naturalized and loyal citizen of the United States, hereby apply to the legation of the United States at St. Petersburg for a passport for myself.

I solemnly swear that I was born at Hamburg, Germany, on or about the 15th day of May, 1845; that I emigrated to the United States, sailing on board the _______ from Hamburg on or about the ________ day of _____, 1862; that I resided six years uninterruptedly in the United States, from 1862 to 1868, at New York; that I was naturalized as a citizen of the United States before the _____ court of common pleas for city and county of New York, at New York, on the 28th day of September, 1868, as shown by the accompanying certificate of naturalization; that I am the bearer of passport No. 390,321, issued by Hon. William H. Seward on the 2d day of October, 1868, which is returned herewith; that I am the identical person referred to in said certificate and passport; that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence therein being at _____, in the State of ______, where I follow the occupation of ______, that I last left the United States on the _____day of October, 1868, on board the Holsatia, arriving in Hamburg the _____ day of ______, 1868; that I have resided in Moscow, Russia, since the ___ day of ______, 1871; that I am now temporarily residing at Moscow, and that I intend to return to the United States when able to, with a purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein.

I desire the passport for the purpose of business.

Oath of allegiance.

Further, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, so help me God.

William Lassonne.

George W. Wurts
Secretary of Legation.

Description of applicant.

Age, 48 years; stature, 5 feet 5 inches, Eng.; forehead, low; eyes, blue; nose, long and sharp; mouth, large; chin, small; hair, brown; complexion, fair; face, oval.


I hereby certify that I know the above-named _______ _______ personally, and know h— to be the identical person referred to in the within-described certificate of naturalization and that the facts stated in h— affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

_____ _______,
(Address of witness.)
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