Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 29 August 1824

Boston August 29th 1824

My dear Excellent friend, Here I am, on American ground, Welcomed in a Manner that Exceeds the power to Express what I feel. Those testimonies of kindness to Which time does not Suffice Have prevented my writing to you, as I intended, from Newyork. an invitation from the City of Boston, Received in france, and a Consequent Engagement on my part Have [. . .] brought me Here; I Shall be Returned to Newyork on the 5th and a few days after go up North River; Later in September I will go to philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Hasten to Monticelo, Before I Hope, the Anniversary of the 19th october when I must be at York town. How Happy I will be to Embrace you, my dear friend, I need not tell and I know the pleasure will be Reciprocated. george is with me, and desire his Sin Respects be presented to You. Most affectionately Your old friend


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