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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 7, 1903
(1903)

France,   pp. 406-410 PDF (1.8 MB)


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406FRANCE. 
VISIT OF UNITED STATES SQUADRON TO MARSEILLE IN HONOR 
- OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE. 
JWr. Porter to JJ&. Hay. 
[Te1egram.—Paraphrase.~ 
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Paris, April 16, 1903. 
 (Mr. Porter reports that war vessels of four nations went to Algiers and
saluted the President of France on his arrival there on April 15; that the
President, in returning from an important official visit to Tunis, will arrive
at Marseille on April 30. Ambassador suggests that United States war ships
should go to Marseille and salute the President on his arrival.) 
lb. Loorn~is to Air. Porter. 
[Telegram.—Paraphrase.J 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, April ~4, 1903. 
 (Mr. Loomis states that the United States European Squadron has been directed
to proceed to Marseille to participate in the reception of the President
of France on April 30.) 
Afr. Porter to Air. Hay. 
No. 1185.] EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Paris, JJfay 5, 1903. 
 SIR: It gives me much pleasure to report that the sending of our vessels
of war to Marseille to salute President Loubet upon his return from the important
visit he had just made to the French possessions in North Africa has given
peculiar satisfaction to the French Government, and has been highly appreciated
by the people and the press of this Republic. 
 President Loubet treated Admiral Cotton with marked consideration and respect,
and after congratulating him upon his command and giving expression to many
sympathetic messages to be conveyed to 


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