Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter.

No. 789.]

Sir: The President being requested by the joint resolution approved June 6, 1900, respecting the unveiling of the statue of Lafayette at Paris, July 4, 1900, to transmit a copy thereof to the Government of France, I inclose herewith, by the President’s direction, a copy for that purpose.

I am, sir, etc.,

John Hay.
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Joint Resolution Respecting the unveiling of the statue of Lafayette, at Paris, France, July fourth, nineteen hundred.

[Public Resolution—No. 35.]

Whereas the school children of the United States have, by their contributions of the sum of fifty thousand dollars, provided a statue of Lafayette, which, with the approval of the French Government, is to be unveiled at Paris, France, on the fourth day of July, nineteen hundred; and

Whereas the United States, by an act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, appropriated the sum of fifty thousand silver dollars of the United States for the purpose of aiding in defraying the cost of a pedestal to said statue: Therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the people of the United States anticipate and appreciate this ceremony with feelings of the greatest satisfaction, and that they regard the statue as expressing the honor and gratitude with which they cherish the memory of Lafayette and those of his countrymen who, by their arms and counsel, assisted in securing the independence of the United States.

Resolved further, That the President of the United States is hereby requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the Government of France.