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this day adopted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States expressing condolence with the French nation and the loss it has sustained, and abhorrence of the assassination.

GRESHAM,

Resolution of the Senate (June 25). Resolved, That the Senate of the United States unite with the Ameri. can people in expressing to the people of France their sorrow and sympathy in the national bereavement they are suffering from the cruel blow of an assassin which was aimed at the peace of France and fell upon the heart of President Carnot, and as a mark of respect due to the memory of the wise, virtuous, and patriotic President of the Republic of France, the Senate will, at the close of this proceeding, stand adjourned until to-morrow at ten o'clock, morning.

Second. That the President of the United States is requested to communicate this expression of national sorrow to the Government of the Republic of France and to Madame Carnot.

Resolution of the House of Representatives (June 25, 1894).

Resolved, That the House of Representatives of the United States of America have heard with profound sorrow of the assassination of President Carnot and tenders the people of France sincere sympathy in their national bereavement; that the President of the United States be requested to communicate this expression of sorrow to the Government of the Republic of France and to Madame Carnot, and, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the President of the French Republic, the House of Representatives do now adjourn.

Mr. Patenótre to Mr. Gresham.

[Translation.]

EMBASSY OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,

Washington, June 29, 1894. MR. SECRETARY OF STATE: I have the honor to advise you that, in compliance with instructions of my Government, religious service will be celebrated at Washington in St. Matthew's Church on Sunday, the 1st of July, at noon, that being the day on which the funeral of the President of the Republic will take place at Paris.

I shall be grateful for your kindly communicating this information to the high Federal authorities and to the members of Congress.

I seize this opportunity for renewing the thanks of my Government for the tokens of sympathy which the Republic of the United States was so good as to express to France under the sad circumstances the latter has just experienced, and I beg you to Accept, etc.,

PATENOTRE.

Mr. Gresham to Mr. Eustis.

[Telegram.)

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, June 29, 1894. President, Cabinet, Senators, and Members House of Representatives will attend religious service here on Sunday in memory of late President of France.

GRESHAM

Mr. Eustis to Mr. Gresham.

No. 180.)

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, June 29, 1894. (Received July 9.) SIR: I cabled on the 25th instant the substance of a telegram from the minister of foreign affairs informing me officially of the assassination of President Carnot. The press agencies had already, I have no doubt, furnished you with full reports of the sad event, and through the same channel you must have been made aware of all the circumstances which followed this tragic event. To complete our record I shall therefore simply inclose copies of the correspondence with the French Government on this occasion and such extracts from the Paris papers which it might be of interest to keep on file. I have, etc.,

J. B. EUSTIS.

(Inclosure 1 in No. 180.- Translation.)

Mr. Hanotaux to Mr. Eustis,

PARIS, June 25—1:55 a. m. It is with profound sorrow that I convey to your knowledge that the President of the Republic has just died at Lyons from the effects of an attempt against his life.

The assassin was immediately arrested.

I did not fail to direct, by telegraph, the representatives of France abroad to convey this fatal news to the knowledge of the governments to which they are accredited.

G. HANOTAUX.

(Inclosure 2 in No. 180.]
Mr. Eustis to Mr. Hanotaux.

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, June 25, 1894. SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency's dispatch of this morning informing me of the assassination of the President of the Republic. Without awaiting the instructions of my Gov. ernment, I hasten to give you the assurance that the dreadful misfor. tune which, in the person of its first magistrate, befalls the old and faithful ally of the United States will awaken in all American hearts a feeling of profound emotion,

I beg you, Mr. Minister, to convey to Madame Carnot the expression of my respectful condolence, and to rest assured that in the painful trial through which France is now passing and with her the democratic insti. tutions she so worthily represents in the old world, the sympathies of my fellow.citizens, as well as those of my Government, will not cease to accompany her. I take, etc.,

J. B. EUSTIS.

[Inclosure 3 in No. 180.]

Mr. Eustis to Mr. Hanotaur.

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, June 26, 1894. Sir: Upon receipt of your excellency's sad communication of yesterday, I hastened to give an expression of my feelings in respect to the assassination of the President of the Republic.

By direct instruction from the honorable Secretary of State, Mr. Gresham, I have now to express to your excellency the profound sorrow with which the President and the American people have heard of the atrocious crime which has robbed a sister Republic of its wise, humane, and patriotic Chief Magistrate.

I am further directed, through you, to communicate to the Govern. ment of France and to Madame Carnot the following resolutions at once adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, expressing condolence with the French nation in the loss it has sustained and their abhorrence of the assassination.

The Secretary of State informs me also that immediately upon the passage of these resolutions, the Senate and House of Representatives adjourned as a tribute of respect to President Carnot's memory. I take, etc.,

J. B. EUSTIS.

[Inclosure 4 in No. 180.]

Mr. Eustis to Mr. Hanotaux,

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, June 27, 1894. SIR: At a meeting of Americans now present at Paris, which was held yesterday for the purpose of offering an expression of their feelings on the occasion of the assassination of the President of the Republic, the resolutions of which a copy is herewith inclosed were unanimously adopted, and I was requested to have them properly presented.

I shall feel obliged if your excellency will kindly communicate them to the members of the Government and to Madame Carnot. Į avail, etc.,

J, B, EUSTIS.

(Inclosure.)

Copy of resolutions.

Whereas the President of the French Republic has just been mortally stricken down by a heinous crime, and whereas we Americans, having in our own country twice experienced a similar great grief, are only the more impelled to mingle our tears with those of the sorrowing people of fair France: Therefore, be it

Resolred, That, while denouncing the abominable act which has so suddenly removed President Carnot from our midst, it is with more than pain of mind that we Americans in Paris have assembled to offer our expressions of warmest sympathy to the French nation who are now undergoing the same emotions of pity and tenderness which we experienced when murderous hands struck down two of our venerated Presidents.

Resolred, That there is no divergence of opinion among us as to the high values of this lovable man whom a great nation has called to be its Chief Magistrate, and to us Americans it is a consolation of deepest significance that this the first citizen of our sister Republic was so universally respected throughout the world. We knew that his heart was good, his domestic virtues unbounded, his charities as broad and liberal as his character was beyond reproach.

Resolred, That while the unanimity of the national sentiment which is hourly showing itself can not but soften the awful sorrow that now afflicts the noble woman who so dignifiedly shared the companionship of Mr. Carnot's life, we, too, as Americans, would lay at her feet the expression of our most respectful and devoted affection.

We beg Madame Carnot and her sorrowing family to receive the assurance of our sincerest condolences and sympathy, the homage of our profound esteem. Paris, June 26, 1894.

John H. HAYES, Chairman of the Meeting of American Citizens.

(Inclosure 5 in No. 180. ]

Mr. Eustis to Mr. Hanotaux.

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, June 28, 1894. SIR: As an additional mark of the heartfelt sympathy of my country. men for France in her grief caused by the assassination of the Presi. dent of the Republic, I send copies of two telegrams received, one from Gen. Horace Porter, president of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the other from Mr. John W. Mackay, president of the Commercial Cable Company. I avail, etc.,

J. B. EUSTIS.

Mr. Eustis to Mr. Gresham.

[Telegram.]

PARIS, July 2, 1894. President Carnot's funeral yesterday was very imposing, and as a tribute of the national grief was worthy of France. The whole ceremony lasted six hours. The cost of floral wreaths exceeded 2,000,000 francs. The popular demonstration was most orderly, respectful, and sympathetic.

Though not well, and the heat was intense, I accompanied the cortege on foot. His remains rest in the Pantheon,

EUSTIS,

Mr. Eustis to Mr. Gresham.

No. 184.]

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, July 3, 1894. (Received July 16.) SIR: Referring to my No. 181, of June 29, inclosing a copy of my dispatch transmitting to the minister of foreign affairs the expression of the sympathies of the American people and Government, I now send a copy and translation of Mr. Hanotaux's reply to the same.

I also inclose a copy of your telegram received June 30, informing me that the President, Cabinet, members of the Senate and House of Representatives would attend on Sunday a religious service at Washington in memory of the late President, which information was at once communicated to Mr. Hanotaux.

I add a copy of my telegram of the 2d instant relative to the funeral of President Carnot, for which I ordered a large wreath, which I sent to the Palais de l'Élysée. I have, etc.,

J. B. EUSTIS.

[Inclosure in No. 184.- Translation.)

Mr. Hanotaux to Mr. Eustis.

PARIS, June 26, 1894. MR. AMBASSADOR: Your excellency has been good enough to express to me, in the name of the honorable Mr. Gresham, Secretary of State, the deep feeling of emotion with which the Government of the United States and the American nation were apprised of the crime of which President Carnot has been the victim, and to communicate to me the resolutions passed on this occasion by the Senate and by the House of Representatives.

In accordance with your desire I have not failed to make known these marks of sympathy to Madame Carnot and to the members of the Gov. ernment of the Republic, who have been particularly touched by their expression.

I beg your excellency to be assured of their gratitude and to kindly make known their feelings to the American Government. Please accept, etc.,

G. HANOTAUX.

Mr. Vignaud to Mr. Gresham. No. 190.]

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Paris, July 11, 1894. (Received July 23.. SIR: Referring to Mr. Eustis's No. 184, of July 3, reporting that your telegram relative to the religious service to be held in Washington in memory of the late President Carnot had been communicated to the minister for foreign affairs, I have now to state that this communication was acknowledged by Mr. Hanotaux under date of the 7th instant. The Government of the Republic, he says, was very much touched by the part taken at Washington with France in her mourning, and he asks that its thanks be conveyed to our Government. I have, etc.,

HENRY VIGNAUD.

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