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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)|
De Ternay Tablet (not in English)
Right: Vernon House
|Casino (inside)||Governor Charles Dean Kimball||Mayor Patrick J. Boyle|
Susan Carter White