LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE. 1757-1834. Autograph Letter Signed ("Lafayette") to a Mr. Perry, introducing General Winfield Scott during his European tour following the War of 1812,

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE. 1757-1834.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Lafayette") to a Mr. Perry, introducing General Winfield Scott during his European tour following the War of 1812,

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE. 1757-1834.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Lafayette") to a Mr. Perry, introducing General Winfield Scott during his European tour following the War of 1812, 1 p, bifolium, in French, integral address with seal, 198 x 153 mm, La Grange, January 16, 1816, folds.

After winning accolades during the War of 1812, General Winfield Scott toured Europe in 1815-1816, officially as a military observer attached to the French army. A highpoint of his tour was a stay with Lafayette at La Grange. Some years later, when Scott had painted himself into a proverbial corner over the appointment of Alexander Macomb as the senior general of the army, and was in a pique on the brink of resigning from the army, it was Lafayette that would save his career, advising, "...your great services and your high rank have put it out of your power to follow, in this matter, the bent of your inclinations."
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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE. 1757-1834. Autograph Letter Signed ("Lafayette") to a Mr. Perry, introducing General Winfield Scott during his European tour following the War of 1812,
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