Description[Civil War date] William H. Seward Passport Signed. One page, 11.5" x 18", City of Washington, November 23, 1861. Issued to "John C. Brown accompanied by his wife & child." Usual folds; lightly age-toned; fine.
William H. Seward was the Secretary of State from 1861-1869; he also served as governor of New York, and U. S. Senator. He was a target in the assassination plot of Abraham Lincoln in which he was severely injured by Lewis "Paine" Powell.
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