Rare Civil War Press Pass
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Military Pass granted to a correspondent for the Boston Journal to join the Army of the Potomac. With the correspondent’s signed “Parole” paragraph. MARTINDALE, BRIG. GEN. MILITARY GOVERNOR OF DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON.
Manuscript Document Signed by E.S. Stanford [Military Supervisor of Army Intelligence], countersigned by William Green, correspondent for the Boston Journal, Fortress Monroe, Alexandria, April 17, 1862. 1 p.
“…Mr. William Green, an authorized Correspondent of the Boston Journal newspaper, has permission to join the Army of the Potomac, in the field near Fortress Monroe, to practice his vocation…
Under the authority above accorded to me, I will not write, make, or transmit any intelligence, opinion, statement, drawing, or plan whatsoever that will give, or tend to give aid or comfort to the enemy, or to be injurious, or lead to be injurious to the Federal cause, or the military operations of the U.S. Government…”