May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 1,170
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"WE HAVE BEEN FLOODED BY FOREIGN TROOPS" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," to Charles de Pougens, in French, expressing relief that no one from the Vauxbuin valley near Soissons suffered from the recent explosion, congratulating him on his literary productivity, noting that little of the disruptions affecting the country have touched La Grange where he has moved with his family, and discussing news of mutual acquaintances. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; some bleed-through, faint scattered foxing. (MRS) "La Grange" [Courpalay], 3 December 1816

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". . . You continue . . . to work twelve hours a day on the origins of the French language. I congratulate you . . . . It's the same for agriculture, which I have not enjoyed but momentarily . . . . We have been flooded by foreign troops, requisitions, and everything that has weighed on our homeland; but at la Grange, there haven't been any of those damages that disrupt the . . . home; since . . . all countries have left the canton, I returned here with my family, and we have taken up again our usual . . . country life. . . ."