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Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1828 January 11

 Item — Box: 53, Folder: 1828.01.11
Identifier: W-1251 A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. La Grange to Woodlawn. General Lafayette expresses his sympathy with Nelly and her family over the recent death of her grandson E.G.W. Butler, son of Parke and Mr. Butler -- his own recently-married granddaughter is ill with a serious complaint in lungs -- George W. Lafayette's daughter Natalie is recently married -- he and George are going to Paris soon because they have been elected deputies of "This and the neighboring district of Meaux" -- agrees that Cincinnati is a delightful place, but acknowledges that Nelly will be happier with her daughter in New York when Gen. Gaines moves there -- sends his regards to many of Nelly's family members by name -- received letter from G.W.P. Custis "who I see has produced two very good plays." -- comments on Betty's [Eliza P. Custis's] poor situation and health. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "New York Mar 4," written on cover "forwarded by your obt. ser. Wm. Whittock Jr. 4 March 1828," laminated, red seal.Name on original manuscript appears as "Lafayette."


  • Creation: 1828 January 11


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

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