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VIEW OF THE YARD OVER THE BURIED SAINT LOUIS CEMETERY. Within the doorway at the left is the fifth shaft (marked E on the plan), near which the body of

John Paul Jones was found. Drawn by Jay Hambridge from photographs.

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Gen. Horace Porter at the left, Second Secretary of Embassy A. Bailly-Blanchard, and Paul Weiss,

engineer. The workman holds the point of his pick over the spot where he had struck the leaden coffin.

REPORT OF ENGINEER WEISS

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FRENCH REPUBLIC,
PREFECTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SEINE,

Paris, May 9, 1905. At the request of His Excellency Gen. Horace Porter, American ambassador to the French Republic, the service of the quarries of the Department of the Seine was charged by the prefect of the Seine to proceed with the researches with a view of discovering the remains of Admiral John Paul Jones, who died in Paris in 1792 and was interred in the former cemetery for foreign Protestants, as it appears from the report of the burial transcribed by Mr. Charles Read.

It was the long and patient researches of General Porter, assisted by Colonel Bailly-Blanchard, which determined with certainty the place of burial.

They found in the archives, and particularly in the archives of the prefecture of the Seine, documents giving the exact plan and description of the cemetery.

On the other hand, it appears from a letter of Colonel Blackden intimate friend of Admiral Jones—that the body had been put in a leaden coffin, so that it might be easily transported to America in case the United States, which he had served in such a brilliant manner and with so much honor, should claim his remains.

The place and manner of burial were therefore perfectly well determined and enabled one to limit the researches. It was a matter of concern in the first place to ascertain with precision the exact boundaries of the former cemetery for foreign Protestants.

Now this cemetery figures very plainly upon the map of Paris, made by Verniquet in 1791. It consisted of a garden of large dimensions, bordering the rue Grange-aux-Belles and adjoining a dwelling house looking upon a courtyard, from which it was separated by a wall containing a gate. This gate opened upon a flight of steps giving access to the cemetery, the ground of which was lower than the courtyard. See plan annexed to report.

According to divers documents collected by Colonel Bailly-Blanchard, the garden forming the cemetery was planted with fruit trees and was traversed crosswise by two wide walks.

a Reproduced, p. 56.

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