A Complete History of the Marquis de Lafayette: Major General in the Army of the United States of America, in the War of the Revolution; Embracing an Account of His Late Tour Through the United States to the Time of His Departure, Sept. 1825

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S. Andrus, 1846 - 504 pages
 

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Page 154 - I have not only retired from all public employments, but am retiring within myself, and shall be able to view the solitary walk, and tread the paths of private life, with heartfelt satisfaction. Envious of none, I am determined to be pleased with all ; and this, my dear friend, being the order of my march, I will move gently, down the stream of life, until I sleep with my fathers.
Page 485 - In one respect you behold us unaltered, and this is in the sentiment of continued devotion to liberty, and of ardent affection and profound gratitude to your departed friend, the father of his country, and to you, and to your illustrious associates in the field and in the cabinet, for the multiplied blessings which surround us, and for the very privilege of addressing you which I now exercise. This sentiment, now fondly cherished by more than ten millions of people, will be transmitted with unabated...
Page 139 - An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the heathen"; which was in part adopted.
Page 43 - We cannot but remark the insidious interposition of a power, which has from the first settlement of the colonies been actuated with enmity to us both ; and notwithstanding the pretended date or present form of the French offers to North America, it is notorious that they have only been made, because it was believed that Great Britain had conceived the design of an amicable arrangement, and with a view to prevent reconciliation, and prolong this destructive war.
Page 168 - May this immense temple of freedom ever stand a lesson to oppressors, an example to the oppressed, a sanctuary for the rights of mankind ! And may these happy United States attain that complete splendor and prosperity, which will illustrate the blessings of their government, and for ages to come rejoice the departed souls of its founders.
Page 167 - Since I joined the standard of liberty to this wished-for hour of my personal congratulations, I have seen such glorious deeds performed and virtues displayed by the sons of America, that in the instant of my first concern for them, I had anticipated but a part of the love and regard which devote me to this rising empire. " During our revolution, sir, I obtained an unlimited, indulgent confidence, which I am equally proud and happy to acknowledge.
Page 131 - That the superintendant of finance furnish the marquis de Lafayette, with a proper conveyance to France : That the secretary for foreign affairs report a letter to his most Christian majesty, to be sent by the marquis de Lafayette.
Page 484 - States have ever beheld you true to your old principles, firm and erect, cheering and animating, with your well-known voice, the votaries of Liberty, its faithful and fearless champion, ready to shed the last drop of that blood which, here, you so freely and nobly spilt in the same holy cause.
Page 238 - We swear to be faithful to the nation, to the law, and to the king ; and to maintain with all our power the constitution decreed by the National Assembly and accepted by the king ; and to remain united to all Frenchmen, by the indissoluble ties of fraternity.
Page 361 - The Fathers in glory shall sleep, Who gather'd with thee to the fight; But the sons will eternally keep The tablet of gratitude bright. We bow not the neck And we bend not the knee, But our hearts, LAFAYETTE, We surrender to thee.

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