Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dear Washington, I hope that papa will come back

Even if , like me, you are not a military history buff, there is much to appreciate about the life of Lafayette. At the Palais du Luxembourg yesterday Laurent Ferri of Cornell University presented a "Portrait of Lafayette," and projected this letter on the screen.

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Lafayette's six-year old daughter, Anastasie, penned this sweet note to George Washington in 1784, when Lafayette was in the United States for the third time.

The current Cornell exhibit on Lafayette has much to offer, including "Lafayette and Abolition" "Lafayette and Women" and more.

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