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Parchment passport of Elijah Dewey. The document is folded into a small leather folding case by a tongue and open at the ends, "Passport" embossed in gold on outside of case. The case was made by Thomas Beck, Stationer, of Cheapside, England. Language used in the passport is French. It covers the year 1859 and includes stamped dates, January 14, 1859, November 2, 13, 21, 24, 30 for passage to such cities as Naples and Rome and Brussels. One of the signatures on this long document, written and stamped on both sides, is that of U.S. Consul F.F. Connely. Also folded into the leather case is a paper document. Both documents are glued into the case so that they may be folded.