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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette letters – Governor Israel Pickens prepares for Gen. LaFayette’s arrival

Once Gen. LaFayette agreed to the invitation of Governor Israel Pickens to visit Alabama, Gov. Pickens began to make preparations for his visit by…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – On March 22nd, 1825 Thos. Farrar wrote a letter about Gen. LaFayette’s arrival

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – A letter from General Thomas Farrar about LaFayette’s written March 15, 1825

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – This is the first of Gen. Farrar’s letters about Gen. Lafayette’s trip to Alabama 1825

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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Gen. LaFayette Letters -On December 25th, 1824, Governor Israel Pickens sent his letter of invitation to General LaFayette

On December 25th, 1824, Governor Israel Pickens sent his letter of invitation to General LaFayette: State of Alabama Executive Department Cahaba December 25th 1824…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Alabama threw parties for Lafayette [photographs] and Selma played a prank on the citizens of their town

General Lafayette General Lafayette, on his visit to America in 1824-25, spent the early days of April, 1825, in what is the State of…