--The last ‘"Leisure Hour"’ devoted by Edward Everett
to the New York Ledger
contains the following on passports;
‘"Difficulties sometimes occur at the police office in foreign countries in making out the personal descriptions.
It is said, particularly, that the record of the age of the better part of creation would not always be found to correspond with that of the baptismal certificate.
Lord Macaulay once mentioned at my breakfast table, that when Madame Sontag
applied for a passport at the police office in Paris
, the chief, instead of filling out the personal description under the separate heads, gazed a few moments at her with respectful admiration, and, drawing a line down the column of particulars, wrote angelique
(angelical) against them all."’