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Report from Horace Porter to Theodore Roosevelt

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Horace Porter reports to President Roosevelt from Paris regarding his search for Admiral John Paul Jones' remains. Porter outlines the progress of his investigation and his involvement with the Prefect of the Seine, the City Council, the National Assembly, Governeur Morris, and archeologist M. Albert de Recardy. Porter mentions the Pere la Chase and Picpus cemeteries as possible burial locations; he asserts that the cemetery near the St. Louis Hospital on Rue Des Ecludes, St. Martin, and Rue Grange aux Belles is the most probable burial location. Porter suggests undertaking an archeological dig to excavate the remains.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Revolution (France : 1789-1799); Archives--Research; Coffins; Death and burial of a person; Excavations (Archaeology); Human remains (Archaeology); Selling--Cemetery lots; France--Paris; Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792; Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816; Hay, John, 1838-1905

Date: 1903-10-20

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