LAFAYETTE, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834). Autograph letter signed ("Lafayette"), in English, to William Little, Esquire. Addressed verso in a different hand. On board the Herald, May 22, 1825.
1 page, 8vo, on a bifolium, creased, a few holes along creases affecting letters, some staining, framed and glazed (unexamined out of frame).
Thanking the recipient for naming his son after him, and commenting on the use of his title: "I think he had better leave the appellation of Marquis endearing[?] as it is to my recollection when pronounced, as a keepsake, by an American veteran, because titles of nobility have been happily interdicted from the Constitution of the United States, and have been abolished by the Representatives of France at the time of the year 1790."
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