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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de (1757-1834) to Thomas Jefferson re: congratulations on Louisiana Purchase

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07560.02 Author/Creator: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de (1757-1834) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1804 Pagination: 2 p. 22.9 x 18.5 cm

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Background Information:

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary War GeneralFranceLouisiana PurchaseWestward Expansion

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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