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May 30, 1902 visit by the French to Newport, RI


This is an original copy with real photographs tipped onto pages. The photographer is listed as "Smith, Newport."
Souvenir of the visit to Newport on Friday, May 30th, 1902, of the distinguished delegation from France which visited the United States for the purpose of being present at the unveiling, at Washington, D. C., of a Statue to the memory of Comte de Rochambeau, and at Newport, R. I., to lay a wreath on the tomb of
Chef d'Escadre le Chevalier d'Arzac de Ternay,
who commanded the fleet of warships which convoyed to America the troops of France who came to the assistance of the American colonists in the darkest hour of their struggle for independence and shared with them the victory which placed the United States among the nations of the earth.
Chevalier de Ternay died of fever on board his ship in the harbor of Newport in 1780 and his ashes lie buried in the church yard of the Trinity Church, Newport, R. I.
Reception Committee: Mayor Patrick J. Boyle, Ex Officio; Alderman Herbert Bliss, Chairman; Alderman John E. O'Neill; Councilman Walter A. Wright; Councilman William O. Milne; Councilman J. Joseph M. Martin; Thomas F. Murphy, Secretary.
Trinity Church Interior Trinity Church De Ternay Grave (Trinity Church)
Left: Original De Ternay Tablet (not in English)

Right:
Vernon House
Casino (inside) Governor Charles Dean Kimball Mayor Patrick J. Boyle
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