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    Marquis de La Fayette Autograph Letter Signed "Lafayette". One page with integral address leaf, 7.25" x 9" Lagrange, July 17, 1833. Lafayette writes on behalf of a young Italian refugee. In part: "My dear Sir...M. Modena is I am told ordered, in consequence of the unfortunate [?] to quit Marseilles where he is detained by the desperate state of his health so that they say his removal to another place and climate may endanger his life...He now is one of the warmer patriots of the Italian emigration. His friends think that if he was attached to a consular office, he might be spared the danger attending his departure from Marseilles...Could the British Consul be prevailed upon to employ him in his office?...I could not deny to his friend, and to him a letter of introduction to you, my dear sir...Yours sincerely, Lafayette." Separation at folds which affects the "L" in his signature and overall toning, else very good condition.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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