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    Thomas Jefferson Autograph Note Signed in the third person. 1 page, 8" x 3", undated, but post-presidential, He writes, in full: "Th: Jefferson asks the favor Mr. Thomas W. Gilmer to dine at Monticello today with Gen La Fayette / Saturday Nov. 13" Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French military officer who fought in both the American and French revolutions. He served Washington in the Revolutionary War as an unpaid volunteer, both as a general and diplomat. In 1824 he became an Honorary Citizen of the United States, a distinction awarded to only six individuals, and is known in the U.S. simply as "General Lafayette." Thomas W. Gilmer (1802-1844) was an attorney who later served in the Virginia House of Delegates and as Governor of Virginia. At the time of the aforementioned dinner, Gilmer could have been no older than in his early 20s (Jefferson died in 1826). Framed with a cover addressed to Thomas Jefferson (not in his hand), measuring 10" x 8". Beautifully double matted with two images of Jefferson and framed to a size of 38" x 24".


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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