Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

My husband found this marker a few months ago entirely by chance as he wandered through the streets of Paris' St. Germain District. The plaque is located at 56 Rue Jacob near the intersection where Jacob becomes Rue de L'Universite.

For those of my readers who don't read French, the marker states:

In this Building
Jadis Hotel of York
The 3rd of September, 1783
David Hartley,
In the Name of the King of England,
Benjamin Franklin,
John Jay, John Adams
in the Name of the United States of America
Signed the Final Treaty of Peace
Recognizing the Independence
of the United States

As we go about our holiday plans with family and friends, let's all take a moment to remember that our country's Founders fought a long and very hard war against a despotic government that began July 4th 1776 and formally ended a little more than 7 years later.

Again, Happy Independence Day to All!


  1. Interesting plaque. Have a happy and safe 4th of July with your loved ones.


  2. Hello Francine,

    We've had an interesting relationship with France, and their gift and symbol of freedom will always bind our friendship with them.

    The war to fight for and preserve our freedom will never end, especially here through our own ballot boxes ... it is when people become complacent and too trusting in their governments that rights and freedom are at risk...

    Happy 4th of July to you! ~Terri

  3. I think I've seen this plaque in Paris, good post for the 4th July. Thank you for visiting, pleased to have found your lovely blog.
    Saw your article on Erignac, has to be one of my favourite French gardens.

  4. Francine - what an amazing thing! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!! Hope you had a great weekend!

  5. What an amazing thing to happen upon & see. So appropriate to celebrate this 4th of July. I think we all need a reminder of what we truly are celebrating on that day. Thank you for posting & I do hope you all had a marvelous day.

    P.S.- I was going through old magazines & opened the April/May 09' issue of Western Interiors and there you were. What a terrific write up and was so honored to know you if only via the internet ~


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