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

E1. Extract of a Letter from Lafayette to Gallatin

1. Lafayette to Gallatin
(Tozes 2, p. 423)

Lagrange, August 9, 1821

Dear Sir.
I have been applied to by two Greek gentlemen, one of them a very learned man and friend of bishop Gregoir (sic), with a request to be presented to you. I feel doubly proud of the application and gave them an introductory letter. Their object is a more intimate and active connection between the United States and the renew'd Grecian Confederacy. I ardently wish that while the legitimate protectors share in a continental arrangement, some old republican union may be raised from the dead out of this Peloponesian war and new modelled after our genuine American creed. [...]
your sincere friend


(Hatzidimitriou 39)

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).