About his Hymn to France.
[The Hymn to France will be given at a concert at the World's Fair on July 11.]
"Please, when printing flyers, and programs for the July 4th concert, don't forget to include the name of the author of the lyrics to my Ode to France. It's Mr Auguste Barbier; he must want it, because his poem is very beautiful. I count on you for that "...
Correspondence, t. VII, n° 3247.