Memoirs of General Lafayette

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,009 / 221 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 973
mnybks.net#: 4189
Genre: Biography

With an account of his visit to America, and of his reception by the people of the United States; from his arrival, august 15th, to the celebration at Yorktown, October 19th, 1824

Show Excerpt

took council rather of his feelings, than of that prudence by which ordinary minds are governed. He therefore immediately engaged a vessel at his own charges, and sailed for the United States, where he arrived in the month of January. He landed at Charleston, S.C. and soon entered, as a volunteer, in the American army. Soon after his arrival, he purchased clothing and arms for the troops under General MOULTRIE in that quarter. He also early made an advance to General WASHINGTON of 60,000 francs, for the public service.

For several months, he continued to serve in this capacity. His zeal and services were early appreciated by Congress; and in July, 1777, he was created a Major-General. But he did not, at once, act under that commission. In the battle of Brandywine, in September of the same year, although he distinguished himself by his activity and undaunted bravery, it does not appear that he acted as Major-General. He received a wound in his leg, in this engagement, and his services were highly applauded.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Memoirs of General Lafayette by General Lafayette - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of General Lafayette by General Lafayette - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of General Lafayette by General Lafayette - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of General Lafayette by General Lafayette - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of General Lafayette by General Lafayette - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Memoirs of General Lafayette by General Lafayette - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Beethoven
by Thomas Tapper
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
An Iron Will
by Orison Swett Marden
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson

See more popular titles from this genre.