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Marquis de Lafayette, War-Dated ADS, January 1778

Lafayette, Gilbert de Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834). Revolutionary War general, French statesman and officer. ANS, 1p, 5.25 x 1.5 in. (sight), on laid paper, in English. January 29, 1778. An important, war-dated document in which Lafayette states that he has received 2000 pounds from Ro. Morris. Matted and framed together with portrait of LaFayette, 13.5 x 16.5 in. 

The Collected Letters of Lafayette contains a letter from Lafayette to Robert Morris dated January 29, 1778, in which he requests 2000 pounds for a Canadian Expedition that Lafayette had discussed with George Washington on January 22 at Valley Forge. This document confirms that Lafayette received funds from Morris, who gave a great deal of his own money in support of the American cause. 

Condition:

Very fine condition overall. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,360
11/18/2016

 

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