No. 39.
Count d’Arschot to Mr. Bayard.


Mr. secretary of State: I have the honor to bring to the knowledge of your excellency that a great international exhibition of sciences and industry will open at Brussels next year in the month of May.

As the result of private effort this enterprise has obtained the high patronage of the royal government and of the city of Brussels. The object of the committee of organization is to direct the spirit of investigation and perfection in the search for means which will lead directly to better and cheaper production.

Your excellency will find inclosed a copy of the general regulations, and I venture to hope that you will give to this enterprise the aid of your distinguished patronage in having it made known through the press.

I avail myself, etc.,

Cte. G. d’Arschot.