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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Gilbert M. Lafayette re: Louisiana Purchase lands for Lafayette as a gift

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07173.01 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1805/03/10 Pagination: 1 p. 25.1 x 20.1 cm

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Summary of Content: Concerning Louisiana lands for Lafayette's sacrifices during Revolution: "There are adjacent to the town of N. Orleans on both sides of the Canal of Cavondelet a body of ungranted lands . . . considering the great value that this will very soon be of, as town lots, I have this day written to Governor Claiborne"

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People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Lafayette, Gilbert M. de

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionWestward ExpansionFrance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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