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"heroes have made poets, and poets heroes."

George Washington to Lafayette | Wednesday, May 28, 1788


Editorial Notes

Washington believed it was important to support the liberal arts.  In his 28 May 1788 letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, he advised the young Frenchmen to support the work of artists across a wide range of mediums, and provided numerous examples of patrons to the arts.

George Washington to Lafayette | Wednesday, May 28, 1788


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