Lot 406: Marquis de Lafayette

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:11

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Lot 406: ALS in English, signed "Lafayette," one page, 6 x 7.75, no date. Letter to a gentleman. In part: "Will you allow me, instead of coming, to send the carriage as I am obliged to pay a visit…I will beg permission to stop on my return at M. Benjamin Constant's…the carriage may take you…and come again for me at B. Constant's." Also addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Lafayette's hand. A carte-de-visite portraying Lafayette is affixed to the blank area at the bottom of the letter. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and uniform toning. Constant, a political activist and writer on politics and religion, was a prominent champion of civil liberties and a close friend of Lafayette. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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