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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de (1757-1834) to Mr. Bayley re: plan to liberate his slaves, colonization, personal matters

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06721 Author/Creator: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de (1757-1834) Place Written: Paris Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1829/04/15 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 22.5 x 18.7 cm

Summary of Content: Written to Mr. Bayley in England. Discusses his plans for colonizing his freed slaves in Haiti or Liberia. Lafayette also mentions the Catholic emancipation bill, etc.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: FranceColonizationAfricaCaribbeanSlaveryAfrican American HistoryEmancipationFreemenReligionCatholicism

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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