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Marquis de Lafayette
The Marquis de Lafayette Looks to Build France’s First Republican, Revolutionary Army, and Turns to America As An Example, Writing the Man Who Organized General Washington’s Army, Gouverneur Morris Presaging Napoleon's military rise: An incredible document connecting the French and American Revolutions and Revolutionaries, also docketed by its recipient
31/01/1790. “Permanent armies have always been regarded as one of the great obstacles to the establishment of a free constitution; it is however necessary in France to maintain a large one”; He hopes to give powers to the King, but only such as will not be ""compromising the public liberty""Provenance: the descendants of Gouverneur MorrisThe Marquis de Lafayette was a key figure in securing American liberty, and a close confidant of General George Washington, who considered him like a son.  On Lafayette’s  return to France, he was a national hero, and also a voice for the third estate in France (those not members of the clergy or nobility).  He became a leader of the liberal aristocrats and an outspoken advocate of religious toleration and the abolition of the slave trade. He called for the re-instatement of the States General, where the people would have a say in elected government.  He was elected as a representative of the nobility to the States General that convened in May 1789.In 1789, the National Assembly proclaimed the end of the old “feudal"" social system, with its complex and suffocating system of titles, tithes, taxes, and seigneurial obligations. With the foundations of a new social order barely even scratched in the ground, fear and confusion spread, especially among the long-suffering peasantry, leading to social unrest that swelled in great waves through the countryside. Armed force would be needed to keep the peace.On July 15, 1789 Lafayette was named commander-in-chief of the National Guard of France, an armed force established to maintain ord … [Click Below for Full Description]
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