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    Marquis de Lafayette Memorial Booklet, "Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette. Delivered at the request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, Before Them, in the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 31st of December, 1834. By John Quincy Adams, a Member of the House." (Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1835), 94 pp., 4to (5.5." x 10"), paper covers. Moderate browning and chipping to cover, some light internal foxing. Overall very good condition. Lafayette had been elevated to the status of an American Revolutionary icon given his services as a major general during the war and by virtue of his close, lifelong friendship with George Washington. His May, 1834 death plunged the young American nation into mourning and prompted this eulogy delivered by ex-President John Q. Adams.

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    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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