LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE | Autograph Letter Signed, in English
1,200 - 1,800 USD
LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE
Autograph Letter Signed, in English
1 page (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.; 241 x 183 mm), Lagrange, 15 September 1816, to Bushrod Washington at Mount Vernon, with integral address panel (detached), wax seal intact; llightly browned. Letter and address panel matted, glazed and framed together.
The great defender of American independence furnishes an introduction for a French comrade to the nephew of George Washington: "Col. Bernard, an officer whose military merit, altho it has no superiors and few equals in his line is still surpassed by the Liberal, Candid, and Unassuming disinterestedness of his temper. His lady and family accompany him. I much wish he may be welcomed in the U. S. because I am sure that where he is known he will be universally beloved.
Sold Sotheby's New York, 16 June 1992, lot 236
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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