|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.|
|Title:||Speech presented to Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
No biographical information is known about the authors of the speech except the information in the speech itself which states, "The French and descendants of the French, residing in Savannah, have come to pay tribute to you..."
The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobin party. He returned to France in 1800 and was active in French and European politics until he died in 1834.
This collection contains a speech presented to General Lafayette on March 20, 1825 during his visit to Savannah, Georgia by the French and descendants of the French residing in that city. This visit was part of Lafayette's tour of the United States in 1824-1825. The speech pays tribute to Lafayette for his service to America during the Revolutionary War and for his deep commitment to the principles on which America was founded.
The author of the speech in unknown. It is written in French. It has been translated, and a copy of the translation is in the folder with the original item.
[item identification], Speech presented to Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, MS 1580, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of the South Carolina Historical Society, 1997.
Collection is open for research.
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