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Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Unidentified artist; after Joseph Bose
Oil on canvas, 1785-90
New-York Historical Society
Gift of General Ebenezer Stevens

Lafayette came to America in 1777 to fight in the American Revolution. In 1789, when Lafayette was leading a revolution in France, Hamilton warned him that it might not succeed.


Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King