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An Evening with the Marquis de Lafayette

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Washington & Jefferson College

The Chapel at Old Main

60 South Lincoln Street

Washington, PA 15301

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The 2020 Symposium will feature the Marquis de Lafayette.

Lafayette came from an extremely prominent family in France. He traveled to the United States in search of adventure and prestige; Lafayette’s youthful idealism and courage brought him to a session of Congress in Philadelphia. When Lafayette offered to pay his own expenses in the colonial fight for independence, Congress appointedhim a major-general. The next day, Lafayette met General George Washington and this was the start of alifelong father-son relationship between the two men. At the Battle of Brandywine, Lafayette’s firstbattle, the young soldier sustained a leg wound that took more than 2 months to heal. But he served gallantly and with courage, inspiring others.

Young Lafayette was a skilled soldier, an impassioned speaker, an influential motivator, a committed diplomat, a Mason. During his US tour in 1825, Lafayette traveled along the National Road throughWashington, Pennsylvania, staying at the Globe Inn on Main Street on May 25.

Tickets are $20 per person at the door.

Pre-register online for $18 each or by calling 724.222.3604, with

a check mailed to the Bradford House, PO Box 537, Washington PA 15301.

Preregistration closes on March 30 at noon.


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