Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Independence Day....

I happened upon this marker a few months ago entirely by chance as I 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. Five and a half to go...

    Happy Fourth LA. See you in August for a beer.


  2. LA: We will be in town 18th, 19th & 20th. I'm thinking beer on the 18th in the evening.


  3. Ran: With pleasure. How about the Ginger Man near the top of the Avenue on the right. How does 7 PM work for you?

  4. Thanks for the beer, L! Just returned.

    620 miles in 11 hours.