Audio: Nathan Raab on Northeast Public Radio Discussing Lafayette Letter

Nathan Raab appeared today on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s news program to talk about a letter of the Marquis de Lafayette written to New York’s Edward Livingston during Lafayette’s great Farewell Tour of the United States in 1824-25 — the bicentennial of which gets underway later this summer.

In the rare letter, the Revolutionary War hero discusses plans for a banquet in Boston following the laying of the cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument. “It’s exciting to find something that was written from the tour that still survives in the United States,” Raab tells WAMC. “A powerful memory of that great moment in American history.” Listen here.

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