to Mr. Pomeroy.
Washington, July 26, 1881.
Sir: At the instance of his excellency Alfred H. Littlefield, governor of the State of Rhode Island, I inclose herewith for the representatives [Page 419]of the Republic of France who are to visit the United States in October next, to attend the centennial celebration of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, an invitation to visit the State of Rhode Island, and while there to remain as the guests thereof.
I will thank you to transmit the inclosed documents, relating to the invitation in question, to the Government of France through the foreign office.
I am, &c.,