La Grange: 12 July, 1831. 10" x 8", 1p., full page of script from the leader known as "Hero of Two Worlds". Usual folds, unevenly toned page, small chips along the margins, professionally stiffened on rear, deep dark ink with a handful of ink blossoms on a few words. Content is important for Lafayette's involvement in the government of his day.
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (Sep 1757 – May 1834), is known familiarly and affectionately in the U. S . history simply as Lafayette. He was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought adventured into the American Revolutionary War as a young, charismatic devote of George Washington. He commanded American troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown. After returning to France, he was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. His commitment to the ideals of freedom and representative government earned him time in European prisons and loss of family fortune. At the time of this letter, Lafayette used his seat in the Chamber to promote liberal proposals, and his neighbors elected him mayor of the village of La Grange and to the council of the département of Seine-et-Marne.
Leonard Borejko Chod ko (1800–1871) was a Polish historian, geographer, cartographer, publisher, archivist, and activist of Poland's post-November-1830-Uprising Great Emigration. From 1826 he lived in Paris. During France's July 1830 Revolution, he served as aide-de-camp to General La Fayette.
Pierre-Jean de Béranger (Aug 1780 – July 1857) was a prolific French poet and chansonnier (songwriter), who enjoyed great popularity and influence in France during his lifetime, but faded into obscurity in the decades following his death. He has been described as "the most popular French songwriter of all time" and "the first superstar of French popular music" Good. Item #1523
French to English Translation: "I am sending Mr. Cassin an open letter from the deputy chair of the committee. He will see the intentions...He will be sworn to receive a recommendation from this committee. Mr. Cassin will work with the committee what can be published in the letters of the Presidency of the General Assembly. The justice that has been rendered to a new committee is about to be made known. It is hoped that Beranger's song will be as good as possible. He implicates himself in this idea.
I ask Monsieur Cassin to have a good time. I send my sincere and grateful amity. -Lafayette
P.S. Mr. Chodzko will bring to the committee a relationship of the party given by the National Guard of Narsovie to the army of the line, it is the Commander of the National Guard which sends it"