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L'Enfant, Pierre Charles (1754-1825) to Marquis de Lafayette [in French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03212 Author/Creator: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles (1754-1825) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 November 1785 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.6 x 19 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03212 Author/Creator: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles (1754-1825) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 November 1785 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.6 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Major L'Enfant to Lafayette. Probably in reference to the problems he was having with payments owed to Parisian jewelers for badges made for the Society of the Cincinnati. The eagle insignias did not sell well among American officers when L'Enfant returned to the United States in 1784.

People: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Society of the CincinnatiFranceFraternal OrganizationArt, Music, Theater, and FilmArchitectureClothing and AccessoriesFinanceArtisans

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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