The President to Mr. Dumas

Sir: The letter which you addressed to me on the 5th of November, together with a specimen of the projected five-dollar gold coin, has been delivered to me by Mr. Samuel B. Ruggles. The effort to produce a common coin for the use of the nations, which has engaged the attention of the French government, commends itself to the favor of legislators and statesmen throughout the world. With thanks for your kind attention, I am, sir, with high respect,


Y. Dumas, Senator and President of Commission on Coins and Medals, Paris