Digital Facsimiles

General Lafayette's words at the tomb of George Washington.
[Mount Vernon. October 17, 1824]

Collection 4661
Box 7 Folder 11


"...The feelings which on this awful moment oppress my heart don't leave me the power of utterance. I can only thank you, my dear Custis, for your precious gifts and pay a silent hommage to the tomb of the greatest and best of men my paternal friend...."