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    Marquis de Lafayette Autograph Letter Signed "Lafayette". One page with integral address leaf, 7.25" x 9", Lagrange, July 17, 1833. Lafayette writes in English on behalf of a young Italian refugee. In part: "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; overall toning. On the address panel, the name of the recipient has been excised.

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    October, 2010
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