Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Surnames/tags: Mitchell Scofield Lowes
The following passport has been transcribed here because it provides key details about the immigration of the family of Walter's father, John Mitchell [son of John Mitchell (1776-1849)] from Ireland to the United States. Items that were handwritten by Walter or an official in the blanks on the passport have been surrounded by underscores (_).
STATE OF _Mass_ }
COUNTY OF _____ } ss.
I, _Walter J. Mitchell_, a NATIVE AND LOYAL CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, hereby apply to the Department of State, at Washington for a passport.
I solemnly swear that I was born at _Cincinnati_, in the State of _Ohio_ on or about the _16th_ day of _September_, _1853_, that my _father_ _John Mitchell_, was born in _Ireland_, and is now _Dead_ that he emigrated to the United States from a port of _England (when 2 years old)_ on or about _1814_ ; that he resided _81_ years, uninterruptedly, in the United States, from _1814_ to _1895_ at _Cincinnati, Ohio_; that he was naturalized as a citizen of the United States _under his father's papers_ and that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence being at _Manchester_ in the State of _Massachusetts_, where I follow the occupation of _Retired_. I am about to go abroad temporarily; and I intend to return to the United States within _1_ month with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein; and I desire a passport for use in visiting the countries hereinafter named for the following purpose:
_To lookover some sugar lands with-view of purchase_
I intend to leave the United States from the port of _Key West_ sailing on board the ____ _as soon as passport is issued_, _1919_.
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
_Walter J. Mitchell___
Sworn to before me this _24th_ day
of _July_, 19_19_
Deputy Clerk of the _U.S. Dist._ Court at _Boston_
- U.S. Passport application of Walter J. Mitchell. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Roll #: 848; Volume #: Roll 0848 - Certificates: 100750-100999, 28 Jul 1919-28 Jul 1919.