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Booklet, “ORATION ON THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF GILBERT MOTIER DE LAFAYETTE”. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. 8vo.. 94 pages. [American Imprints, 29946]. The speech delivered by Adams to the House of Representatives on 31st December 1834 "at the bequest of both houses of the Congress of the United States, before them, in the House of Representatives." Lafayette had recently died, and he held an important place in American history. For his esteemed role in the Revolution at the side of Washington he was one of the few foreign friends of America awarded American citizenship in his lifetime. John Quincy Adams knew Lafayette since he was a young boy in the Revolution. Adams is the first child of a president to become president; the first president to be a published poet; and the first president to be photographed. He was certainly one of the most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is best perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside of his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. Pages have foxing. In modern day facsimile wrappers.
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John Quincy Adams Oration on Gilbert Motier de Lafayette 1835 Original Imprint

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