George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 22 September 1794

From John Jay

22 Sept. 1794. Introduces "Monsr De la Rochefoucauld de Liancourt, who was President of the national assembly and a Duke and Peer of France."1


1François-Alexandre-Frédéric, Duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827) briefly presided over the Constituent Assembly in the summer of 1789. Both a democratic reformer and strong supporter of the French king, he emigrated to England in August 1792. He subsequently wrote Voyage dans les États-Unis d’Amérique, fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797 (8 vols., Paris, 1799) about his visit to the United States.

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