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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- Patriot; born in Cavanac, Auvergne, France, Sept. 6, 1757. Left an years of age. the Victory sailed first to a Spanish port, where Lafayette received orders from the King to give up his expedition; but he d., April 19, 1777. They travelled by land to Philadelphia, where Lafayette immediately addressed a letter to Congress, asking leave to serv of titles was decreed, he dropped his, and was known only as General Lafayette. He resigned his command in 1790, and in 1792 commanded one ongress of the United States requested President Monroe to invite Lafayette to America as a guest of the republic. He came, but declined theerywhere received with demonstrations of love and respect. General Lafayette. (after a painting by Peale.) Between Washington and LafayLafayette there had grown up a strong mutual affection during their intercourse in the scenes of the old war for independence. When at the seat o