File No. 24199/11.
Chargé Bailly-Blanchard to the Secretary of State.
Paris, July 8, 1910.
Sir: Referring to the instruction of the department of April 18, 1910 (serial No. 58), in regard to the presentation by the people of Virginia to the people of France of a reproduction in bronze of the statue of George Washington, made by Jean Antoine Houdon, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy and translation of the reply of M. Pichon, minister of foreign affairs, to the note I addressed to mm on the subject.
As you will observe, M. Pichon informs me that the statute is to be placed at Versailles, and that the date for the inauguration has been fixed for the 18th of August next, and further that this date will enable M. Jusserand to be present at the ceremony.
I have, etc.,