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Condition: Original
Floor: Second
Parent Location: Mansion

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About the Lafayette Bedchamber

This room is often referred to as the Lafayette room because it is believed that the Marquis de Lafayette stayed here while visiting the Washingtons. Lafayette was a young French nobleman who volunteered his services in America's fight for freedom.

There is always a period likeness of Lafayette on display within this room. In a 1784 letter to the Marquis, George Washington wrote, “It is unnecessary, I persuade myself to repeat to you my Dear Marqs. the sincerity of my regards and friendship, nor have I words which could express my affection for you, were I to attempt it."  Like his beloved Washington, Lafayette served without pay as a general in the Continental Army, and the two maintained a strong bond.

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