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Lafayette Offering His Services to Franklin

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After the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, he was sent to France to secure aid for the American cause. The French people gave him a cordial reception. There were feasts and parades in his honor, crowds followed him on the streets, and his pictures were everywhere displayed.

Project Gutenberg's American Leaders and Heroes, by Wilbur Fisk Gordy Published 1907