French Politics, 1800-1830
Letter fragment from Lafayette to Thomas Jefferson in which he discusses Napoleonic and other politics. [La Grange. August 14, 1814] (four pages)
Letter from Lafayette to his good friend the princesse d'Hénin. 
Address to the Chamber of Deputies by members protesting its unconstitutional expulsion of Manuel. Signed by Lafayette and his son, among others. (Printed facsimile of holograph statement.) [Paris, March 5, 1823]
Letter from James Madison to Lafayette, analyzing the general's controversial decision to aid Louis-Philippe's accession to the throne during the "Glorious Revolution." [Montpelier. December 12, 1830]
Manuscript of an address on a question of political philosophy from the British Utilitarian Jeremy Bentham "to the French people." [Westminster/London. August 1830.] Bentham corresponded with Lafayette on political questions.
Letter from the Romantic novelist and freethinker, Mary Shelley, congratulating Lafayette on his part in the "Glorious Revolution." [London. 11 November, 1830]
An extract from Lafayette's address to the Electors of Meaux, of 13 June, 1831, as it appeared in an American newspaper. Lafayette, now in his seventies, was up for re-election, and here reflects on the past and present political scene in France.