LAFAYETTE WRITES TO “MR. HAMILTON”
LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER [MARQUIS DE]. (1757-1834). French military leader and statesman, who fought on the side of the colonists during the American Revolution and later took a prominent part in the French Revolution. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Lafayette,” in French. One page, octavo. Paris.’ Tuesday in the morning, November 27’, no year. Lafayette writes to Monsieur Hamilton:
“I spent the morning on the Rue de Provence to find out how you are doing, my dear sir. The frigate …[has arrived] here from England. It won’t delay in … something with his friend. We have to profit from this good opportunity. Tuesday evening if he arrives, if he persists in his intentions stated in his last letter. I will be here tomorrow morning, Tuesday the eighth at ten o’clock …[it will] give me great pleasure to come in the evening. Sincerely, Lafayette.”
A letter couched in intriguing content, most probably written while Lafayette was involved with his own revolutionary plans in France.