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GENERAL LAFAYETTE,

ON HIS LATE-VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES, 1824 ;

COMPRISING THE ADDRESSES OF THE

TOWN AND CITY AUTHORITIES,

WITH THE ANSWERS OF THE GENERAL :

ANNEXED TO WHICH, ARE

Biographical Notices of his Life :

TOGETHER WITH SOME OF THE MOST APPROVED

SPEỜIMENS OF POETRY,
ADDRESSED TO HIM ON HIS ARRIVATI...

BY JOHN FOSTER

Sit mihi fas audita loqui.
tibi erunt artes ; pacisque imponere moremi,
Parcere subjectis, et debellare superbos,-VIRG,

PORTLAND:
PRÍNTED AT THE STATESMAN OFFICE, BY A. W. THAYER.

District of Maique, ss. XO BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this seventeenth day of Septenis. .ber, 'in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

twenty four, and the forty ninth year of the independence of 0: 0 the United States of America, Mr. JOHN FOSTER, of the Dis. trict of Maine, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, viz. :

“ A sketch of the Tour of General Lafayette, on his late visit to the United States, 1824 ; comprising the addresses of the town and city Authorities, with the answers of the General :-annexed to which, are Biographical notices of his Life :-together with some of the most approved specimens of Poetry, addressed to him on his arrival.-By JOHN FOSTER. Sit mihi fas audita loqui. - Hæ tibi erunt artes ; pacisque imponere morem, Parcere subjectis, et debellare superbos.- Virgil.

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An ..ct for the encouragement of learning, by securiog the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to an act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JOHN MUSSEY, Clerk of the District Court of Maine, A true copy as of Record,... :, Attest, J, MŮ

rk D. C. Maine.

Clerk D.C.A

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PREFACE

The following history of the Tour of General LafarETTE, is principally compiled from the most authentickrecords which came within the author's reach.

It is possible that many circumstances may have 6curred, which are not minutely detailed in this volume, but it is believed, no essential errors will be discovered; and that in general, it will be found correct.

The principal object the author had in view, in submitting this volume to the public, was, that the transactions, which occurred relative to the illustrious character, who forms the subject of the work, might be treas ured up in a more durable form than they otherwise would be ; that posterity may teach their children to lisp the name of Lafayette with affection and reverence ; that gratitude may glow in the bosores, babe are rehearsed to them the 6 noble slecis,'t; of that friend to our country, to liberty, and to the alcunes of MAN L-for the name of Lafayette must ever be 250ciated with all that is great, and good, and glaries, i the human character. .

With these few prefatory remarks, the volume is respectfully submitted to the consideration of a cand publica

PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 2, 1821.

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