United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/3rd Session/Resolution 2
Acknowledgment of the tribute paid by the National Assembly of France to the memory of Benjamin Franklin. II. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be communicated to the National Assembly of France the peculiar sensibility of Congress to the tribute paid to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, by the enlightened and free representatives of a great nation, in their decree of the eleventh of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.
Approved, March 2, 1791.