Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4

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Author: Lafayette

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From the Marquis De Lafayette.

Boston, 22 October, 1784.

MY DEAR GENERAL,

On my arrival at Boston, I have been so friendly received, that no words cart express my truly affectionate gratitude. To these enjoyments I have added the heartfelt pleasure to contemplate the effect a sudden appearance of your picture had upon a people, whose love to you is as great at least as in any part of the world. Circumstanced as I am, I could not, with any propriety, set out so soon as I expected. I am sorry our meeting again is deferred; but, when you are absent, I endeavour to guess what you would have advised me to do, and then do it. I am sure you would advise my staying here some time longer. I therefore will not go until the 1st or 2d of next month, and then I embark from Boston in the Nymph frigate to go to New York. M. de Grandchain, who commands her, begs to be respectfully remembered to you; and as he expects reaching York about the 8th or 10th, he will, in company with me, wait upon you wherever you may be found.

The bearer I send to Mount Vernon, in order I may receive your commands at the moment I arrive. So late in the season, I think you will advise my going immediately to Richmond. I hope you will let me know where we are to meet; and I also hope, my dear General, you will not deny my affectionate, pressing request, to induce your visiting with me our friends in Philadelphia.

The Chevalier’s respects and mine wait upon Mrs. Washington, and wish to be remembered to all the family. Adieu, my dear General. With the most affectionate and devoted sentiments of filial love and respect, I have the honor to be, yours, &c.,

LAFAYETTE.

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Chicago: Lafayette, "From the Marquis De Lafayette.," Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4 in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, ed. Jared Sparks (Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1853), 81–82. Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16QY354XB66KXU4.

MLA: Lafayette. "From the Marquis De Lafayette." Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4, in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, edited by Jared Sparks, Vol. 4, Freeport, NY, Books for Libraries Press, 1853, pp. 81–82. Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16QY354XB66KXU4.

Harvard: Lafayette, 'From the Marquis De Lafayette.' in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4. cited in 1853, Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, ed. , Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, NY, pp.81–82. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16QY354XB66KXU4.