Marquis de Lafayette Autograph

SKU: 8010364

Sale priceSFr.2.750,00


Autograph letter signed, one page, 6 x 7,5 inch, Paris, January 1834, to "Mr. [Joseph ] Hume"* (note at food) - Marquis de Lafayette seeks a favor for a friend, written and signed in black ink "Lafayette", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a profile picture (printed etching) of Marquis de Lafayette in uniform (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with intersecting letter folds, browning, a little bittle, and slightly faded - in fine to good condition. Accompanied by additional pictures of Lafayette, and a portion of a leaf with Hume`s address and a seal, laid to card.

In parts:
"My dear Sir
Altho you are not a member of government, your public situation and personal character entitle you to a certain share of influence upon government men. I therefore hope that this letter of introduction may bear service to Mr. Church, the parents of whom were my most intimate and devoted friends. [...]"

* Joseph Hume (1777-1855) was a Scottish surgeon and prominent Radical politician in Britain.

Further Information on the person

(1757-1834) French aristocrat and military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolutionary War

Year of Birth: 1757

Biography (AI generated)

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, known as the Marquis de Lafayette, was born on September 6, 1757 in Chavaniac, France. He came from a noble family and was raised in the tradition of the French aristocracy.

At the young age of 19, Lafayette left France to join the American Revolution and fight alongside the colonists against British rule. He quickly became a trusted military leader and earned the admiration of General George Washington. Lafayette played a key role in several battles, including the crucial Battle of Yorktown which led to the surrender of the British army.

After the American Revolution, Lafayette returned to France and continued to be involved in politics and military affairs. He was instrumental in the early stages of the French Revolution and advocated for the rights of the common people.

Throughout his life, Lafayette remained committed to the ideals of liberty, equality, and democracy. He was a staunch supporter of constitutional government and worked to promote these principles both in France and around the world.

Lafayette's legacy as a revolutionary hero and champion of freedom lives on today. He is remembered as a symbol of bravery, selflessness, and dedication to the cause of freedom.

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, passed away on May 20, 1834, but his impact on history and the fight for liberty can still be felt today.

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