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JOHN PAUL JONES

COMMEMORATION AT ANNAPOLIS

APRIL 24, 1906

COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE JOINT

COMMITTEE ON PRINTING BY CHARLES W. STEWART

SUPERINTENDENT LIBRARY AND NAVAL WAR RECORDS

WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1907

RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS
CONCURRENTLY ADOPTED JUNE 29, 1906

there be printed and bound 11,000 copies of the addresses delivered at the exercises commemorative of John Paul Jones, at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., April 24, 1906, together with other papers and illustrations germane thereto, to be compiled and published under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing; 7,000 for the use of the House of Representatives, 3,000 for the use of the Senate, and 1,000 for distribution by the Secretary of the Navy.

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CONTENTS

Introduction.

1. Addresses at Annapolis, April 24, 1906:

Address of President Roosevelt.

Address of Anibassador Jusserand.

Address of General Porter...

Address of Governor Warfield

Prayer of Chaplain Clark ...

II. Papers and reports. Discovery, identification, and transfer of remains of

John Paul Jones:

Message from the President

Report of General Porter

Address of General Porter in Paris.

Official certification by the American Embassy and Consulate of

the identification of the body..

Report of Doctor Capitan

Report of Doctor Papillault

Report of Professor Cornil.

Report of Engineer Weiss.

Report of Rear-Admiral Sigsbee, U. S. Navy.

III. Letters of John Paul Jones:

Petition for admission as a Mason...

Letter to Joseph Hewes .

Letter to Robert Morris ..

Letter to the Countess of Selkirk

Letter from Lord Selkirk..

Letter from Lord Selkirk. Acknowledgment of return of silver

taken April 23, 1778...

Report of John Paul Jones. Cruise of U. S. ship Ranger and capture

of H. B. M. ship Drake....

Report of John Paul Jones. Cruise of U. S. ship Bonhomme Richard

and squadron, and capture of H. B. M. ships Serapis and Countess

of Scarborough ......

Certificate of Messrs. Van Berckel and Dumas.

Letter to Robert Morris ..

Letter to Mrs. Belches

IV. Chronology

Appendix:

Letter from U. S. Consul-General Gowdy to Representative Landis...

French officers and officials who took part in the ceremonies at Paris ...,

Address of Junior Special Ambassador Loomis in Paris

Address of Rear-Admiral Sigsbee, U. S. Navy, in Paris ..

Address of Vice-Admiral Besson, French navy, at Cherbourg, July 8, 1905.

Ceremonies at U.S. Naval Academy, July 24, 1905....

Order of Rear-Admiral Sands, U. S. Navy.

Order of Captain Colvocoresses, U. S. Navy.

List of commanding officers in the French and American naval forces

assembled at Annapolis, April 24, 1906 ...

Description of swords.

List of recipients of casts of the bust in National Academiy of Design..

Notes regarding John Paul Jones..

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Facing page Profile and three-quarters face of Houdon bust in National Academy of Design, New York...

Frontispiece Speakers' stand and casket...

14 Dress sword presented by Louis XVI. to John Paul Jones Profile and front view of bust from De Biron collection..

24 View of armory from center of NW. gallery

34 Portrait by Miss Beaux, 1906....

40 Portrait from engraving by Moreau. Trocadero plaster bust. Head of John Paul Jones... Composite print of Trocadero plaster bust and human head Scene of the search.... Plan of the cemetery of St. Louis in 1792. Plan of buildings covering cemetery in 1905. Cross section of the cemetery.. Plan of the shafts and galleries. The first shaft...

60 Refilling the galleries...

68 House in Paris in which John Paul Jones died.

72 Portrait from frontispiece of “Memoires de Paul Jones,” 1798.

80 Portrait from sketch by unknown artist at Amsterdam Theater, 1779

80 Naval Academy miniature......

86 Portrait from engraving by Henri Toussaint, 1906..

92 Microphotographs of sections of kidneys, lungs, and liver of John Paul Jones.

(See note, p. 94.) View of the yard over the cemetery...

94 Place where the body was found...

94 French artillery caisson bearing the coffin.. American sailors crossing the bridge of Alexander III. Petition of John Paul for admission as a Mason..

114 Portrait in British Museum..... Facsimile of first and last pages of letter to Countess of Selkirk from the

original at St. Mary's Isle. Facsimile of gold medal.

138 Sword said to have been carried by John Paul Jones during the American Revolution

138 Facsimile of letter to Mrs. Belches..

164 Wax medallion .

164 Facsimile of invitation.

206 Facsimile of programme cover

206 Plan of armory.

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