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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)
ining a lock of Washington's hair. He received it with emotion. The door of the vault was opened, and there were displayed the leaden caskets which contained the coffins of Washington and his wife, decorated with flowers. Lafayette entered, kissed the casket, and reverently retired. Lafayette spent fourteen months in America. He visited Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage, and on his return to Washington his sixty-eighth birthday was celebrated at the White House. He sailed for Europe Sept. 7, 1825, in the frigate Brandywine. During the revolution of 1830, that drove Charles X. from the throne, Lafayette was made commander-in-chief of the National Guard. He sacrificed his own republican preferences for the sake of peace and order, and placed Louis Philippe on the throne. He died the acknowledged chief of the constitutional party on the continent of Europe, May 20, 1834. He received a magnificent public funeral, when his remains were conveyed to their restingplace in the cem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rch 3, 1825 Eighteenth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1825 tenth administration—Democraticrepublican (coalition), March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1829. John Quincy Adams, Massachusetts, President. John C. Calhoun, South Carolina, Vice-President. Corner-stone of Bunker Hill monument laid......June 17, 1825 [Lafayette was present, and Daniel Webster delivered the oration.] Lafayette leaves Washington for France in the new frigate Brandywine, furnished him by the government......Sept. 7, 1825 Mordecai M. Noah selects Grand Island, in the Niagara River, as a site for a city of refuge for the Jews, to be called Ararat......Sept. 17, 1825 Com. David Porter, while cruising, lands a force at Porto Rico and exacts an apology for an insult to the American flag. He is recalled and suspended for six months......1825 Erie Canal finished......Oct. 26, 1825 Nineteenth Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 5, 1825 Dispute between the State of Georgia and the United S