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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90

France,   pp. 493-569 PDF (31.4 MB)

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  quired foreign citizenship can not be discharged from the military rolls
  until he produces a judgment of a French civil court recognizing that
  he has lost his original nationality.
    I have not reported this answer of the French Government because
 it is the one invariably made under similar circumstances, and because
 I am .fllowing up this matter with a view of questioning the propriety
 and justice of the position assumed by the French Government.
   I shall naturally acquaint you later on with the result.
        I have, etc.,
                                               ROBERT M. McLANE.
                                No. 351.
                      Mr. McLane to Mr. Bayard.
 No. 505.]                 LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                 Paris, November 18, 1887. (Received November 29.)
   SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a bronze medal which
 the committee of the Bartholdi statue had struck in honor of the Presi-
 dent to commemorate his participation in the inauguration of the Statue
 of Liberty last year at New York. The medal is accompanied by a let-
 ter addressed to the President and signed by M. de Lesseps, who is the
 president of the committee. I also inclose a translation of the same.
       I have, etc.,
                                               ROBERT M. MCLANE.
                            [Inclosure in No. 505.]
                M. de Les88ps to the President of the United States.
   Mr. PRESIDENT: The Frenchmen who were present in October, 1886, at the
 guration of the Statue of Liberty at New York saw in your presence on that
 occasion a precious proof of the sympathy of the United States for their
 Wishing to perpetuate the memory of it, the membersof the French delegation
 those of the Franco-American Union have caused a medal to be struck, and
they have
 the honor to beg you to accept the first impression of it, which they have
handed to
 the honorable Robert McLane, minister of the United States in France, on
the occa-
 sion of the first anniversary dinner, which they have just celebrated at
 Permit us Mr. President, to hope for a favorable reception by the first
Magistrate of
 the great and friendly Republic of this mark of our profound gratitude.
                                                 CT. FERD. DE LESSEPS.
  NOVEMBER 18, 1887.
                               No. 352.
                     Mr. Bayard to Mr. McLane.
No. 278.]                           DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                       Washington, December 3, 1887.
   Siu: The medal for the PPresident, commemorative of the inaugura-
tion of the Statue of Liberty at New York, which accompanied your
dispatch No. 505, of the 18th ultimo, has been received& and conveyed
its destination.
       I am, etc,
                                                     T. F. 1BAYA.RD,

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