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Major General George Izard in Plattsburg, NY, informs Judge P. Moore that he would authorize his visit to Canada if it were in his power, but the Department of State is responsible for the issuance of passports. June 11, 1814.
H.Q. Plattsburg. June 11th, 1814. Judge Moore Sir, It would give me real pleasure to authorize your visit to Canada if I felt that I had the Right to do so. My command is purely military; Passports are granted by the Departmt. of State. Mr. Acton brought me a letter from Col. Monroe requesting me to assist him in his Progress; this I could no otherwise do than by offering him the Protection of a Flag to the British Ports. You are yourself better able to decide than I upon the Propriety of your entering the Enemy’s Country. I can only say that I shall not oppose your doing so, and that my Duty merely requires me to give Information to Government of the circumstances. I am very respectfully, Sir, your obedt. Servt. Geo. Izard
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Plattsburg, 1814, 11 June 1814, Judge P. Moore, Canada, Department of State, Colonel Monroe, Acton, Protection of a Flag, British Ports, George Izard, War of 1812
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Izard, George, "Major General George Izard in Plattsburg, NY informs Judge Moore that he must apply for a passport with the Dept. of State, June 11, 1814." (1814). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 156.
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