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Oration On The Life And Character Of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette

John Quincy Adams

The book ""Oration On The Life And Character Of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette"" by John Quincy Adams is a tribute to the life and achievements of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette, a French aristocrat and military leader who played a crucial role in the American Revolution. The book is an oration delivered by Adams on June 17, 1839, on the occasion of the dedication of a monument to Lafayette in Boston.Adams begins by describing Lafayette's early life and his decision to join the American Revolution at the age of 19. He then goes on to highlight Lafayette's contributions to the war effort, including his role in the Battle of Brandywine and his leadership of the Continental Army in Virginia. Adams also emphasizes Lafayette's commitment to the principles of liberty and democracy, which he saw as essential to the American cause.Throughout the book, Adams praises Lafayette's character and his dedication to the cause of American independence. He describes Lafayette as a man of great courage, intelligence, and integrity, and as someone who embodied the virtues of the American Revolution. Adams also reflects on the importance of Lafayette's legacy, both in the United States and in France, where he continued to fight for liberty and democracy throughout his life.Overall, ""Oration On The Life And Character Of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette"" is a moving tribute to one of the most important figures of the American Revolution. It provides a detailed account of Lafayette's life and achievements, and offers insights into his character and his enduring legacy.Delivered At The Request Of Both Houses Of The Congress Of The United States, Before Them, In The House Of Representatives At Washington, On The 31st Of December, 1834.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 26th, 2006
  • Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.24in - 0.35lb
  • EAN: 9781428615830
  • Categories: Literary FiguresReligiousHistorical