I. Aspects of American Philhellenism:
Edward Everett, Thomas Jefferson and Adamantios Korais; Albert Gallatin and The Marquis de Lafayette

E. Albert Gallatin and the Count de Lafayette: Philhellenic Aspects of a Friendship

E3. Extract of a Letter from Lafayette to Gallatin

(Tozes 9, p. 429)

Lagrange, October 13, 1823

[...] Our Greek friends are doing well. How far the two Christian Emperors will spoil their game I do not know. My confidence in Great Britain, slight as it was, has been shattered by her conduct in the Spanish Counter Revolution. But I long to see the American Navy it ought to ride friendly and disinterested amidst the intrigues of Euro-pean politics ...


(Hatzidimitriou 40)

Source: Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, Founded on Freedom and Virtue: Documents Illustrating the Impact in the United States of the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1829 (New Rochelle, New York: Aristide D. Caratzas, 2002).