HCR 43 – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 43
This house concurrent resolution urges the joint legislative historical committee to move the granite gate Lafayette passed through to the state house grounds.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve
A RESOLUTION urging the joint legislative historical committee to move the granite gates Lafayette passed through to the state house grounds.
Whereas, the Marquis de Lafayette has a rich history with the state of New Hampshire; and
Whereas, according to the secretary of the Marquis, “from Pembroke to Concord, capital of the state, his triumphal march was surrounded by a numerous procession formed of citizens who had rushed up in all directions from the furthest points;” and
Whereas, during his visit to Concord in 1825 the Marquis passed through a pair of granite posts on the state house grounds to meet Governor Morril and the House of Representatives and Senate convened; and
Whereas, those granite posts were moved to the state government complex on Fruit Street and remain there currently; and
Whereas, New Hampshire just celebrated the 175th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s farewell tour which included his stop in 1825; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the joint legislative historical committee, established under RSA 17-I, is urged to move the original granite gates that Lafayette passed through from the state government complex on Fruit Street back to the grounds of the state house.
Approved: May 9, 2012