Table of contents for Adopted son : Washington, Lafayette, and the friendship that saved the Revolution / by David A. Clary.

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CONTENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS...........................................................................................................
LIST OF MAPS...........................................................................................................................
A NOTE ABOUT THE LETTERS...................................................................................................
Cast of Characters...............................................................................................................
PROLOGUE: AN INEXPLICABLE CHARM 
	(JUNE 28, 1778).......................................................................................................
ONE: I WAS ALL ON FIRE TO HAVE A UNIFORM 
	(SEPTEMBER 1757-DECEMBER 1775).............................................................
	The Family?s Misfortunes in War Became a Kind of Proverb..................................
	From the Time I Was Eight, I Longed for Glory.......................................................
	I Would Much Rather Have Been Vercingetorix......................................................
	I Did Not Hesitate to Be Disagreeable......................................................................
	The Destinies of France and Her Rival Were Both To Be Decided..........................
TWO: SO YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED A PERSON 
	(FEBRUARY 1757-JUNE 1775).............................................................................
	Keep to the Fashion of Your Equals..........................................................................
	A Youth of Great Sobriety, Diligence, and Sobriety.................................................
	I Wish Earnestly To Attain Some Knowledge of the Military Profession................
	The Conscience of a Soldier Has So Little Share......................................................
	I Am Now Embarked on a Tempestuous Ocean........................................................
THREE: THIS GREAT MILITARY ARRANGEMENT 
	(JULY 1775-JUNE 1777).........................................................................................
	They Were Bribed into the Preservation of Their Liberties......................................
	I Think the Game Is Pretty Near Up..........................................................................
	I Have Found an Opportunity to Distinguish Myself................................................
	A Generous Reception Will Do Us Infinite Service..................................................
FOUR: THE CONFUSION BECAME EXTREME 
	(JUNE-SEPTEMBER 1777)...................................................................................
	He Required No Pension No Special Command.......................................................
	I Have Come Here To Learn.....................................................................................
	La Fayette Is the Sole Exception...............................................................................
	We Don?t Care How Soon He Begins the Frolick....................................................
	The American Fire Was Murderous..........................................................................
FIVE: I AM NOW FIXED TO YOUR FATE 
	(SEPTEMBER 1777-JANUARY 1778)..................................................................
	Advise Me, Dear General, For What I Am To Do.....................................................
	The Marquis Is Determined To Be in the Way of Danger.........................................
	He Likes To Consult Me About the Most Important Matters....................................
	I Entertain Sentiments of the Purest Affection..........................................................
SIX: OH AMERICAN FREEDOM WHAT SCHALL BECOME OF YOU! 
	(JANUARY-APRIL 1778).......................................................................................
	I Do Not Entertain Myself Any Idea of Leaving Your Army....................................
	The World Has Theyr Eyes Fixed Upon Me.............................................................
	Kayeheanla.................................................................................................................
	The Properest Man We Could Choose.......................................................................
SEVEN: THEY WILL NOT BE FOND OF FIGHTING US 
	(APRIL-JULY 1778)...............................................................................................
	Suffer Him To Return to His Employer....................................................................
	The General Well Knew What He Was About.........................................................
	His Countrymen Soon Find Access to His Heart......................................................
	Fight, Sir....................................................................................................................
	The General and He Slept on the Same Cloak..........................................................
EIGHT: I HOPE YOUR FRENCH FRIEND WILL EVER BE DEAR TO YOU
	(JULY 1778-JANUARY 1779)................................................................................
	At Least We Shall Get a Good Dinner.......................................................................
	People Censure the Admiral With Great Freedom....................................................
	I Think Myself Happy in Being Linked to You in Bonds of Strictest Friendship.....
	I Flatter Myself That General Washington Will Not Disapprove of This Proposal..
	Do?nt Forget an Absent Friend..................................................................................
NINE: I LOVE HIM AS MY OWN SON 
	(JANUARY 1779-MARCH 1780)...........................................................................
	I Would Willingly Have Sold Off the Furniture of Versailles...................................
	Don?t Forget Me, My Dear General..........................................................................
	We Will Talk of This Matter, & Fix Our Plans.........................................................
	I Shall Tell You Frankly That We Are Wasting Precious Time................................
TEN: I AM CONSIDERED TOO AMERICAN 
	(MARCH-DECEMBER 1780)................................................................................
	I Eat Several Meals of Dogg, and It Rellish?d Very Well.........................................
	What M. de Lafayette Has Written You Is Purely a Result of His Zeal....................
	Whom Can We Trust Now?.......................................................................................
	He Made It a Rule To Follow General Washington in Everything...........................
ELEVEN: THE BOY CANNOT ESCAPE ME! 
	(JANUARY-JULY 1781).........................................................................................
	You Will Remember That Your Corps Is a Part of This Army.................................
	It Is Probable I Will Be in the Southern Wilderness Untill the End..........................
	It Is Not My Tongue These Gentlemen Will Cut Off................................................
	They Retarded as Much as Possible the Enemy Progress..........................................
	God Grant That the Public Does Not Pay for My Lessons........................................
TWELVE: THE FIFTH ACT HAS JUST ENDED 
	(JULY-DECEMBER 1781).....................................................................................
	You Will Therefore Not Regret Your Stay in Virginia.............................................
	I Heartly Thank You for Having Ordered Me To Remain in Virginia......................
	May That Great Felicity Be Reserved for You!.........................................................
	The Engineers Troll About Like Sorcerers Making Circles......................................
	I Pity Lord Cornwallis...............................................................................................
THIRTEEN: DO OFTEN REMEMBER YOUR ADOPTED SON 
	(JANUARY 1782-DECEMBER 1784)...................................................................
	In Every Thing I Do I First Consider What Your Opinion Would Be......................
	Let Us Unite in Purchasing a Small Estate................................................................
	He Has Gained More Applause Than Human Nature at 25 Can Bear.......................
	You Will Be My Compass, My Dear General...........................................................
	These Things Darkened the Shades & Gave a Gloom to the Picture........................
FOURTEEN: VIVE LA FAYETTE! 
	(JANUARY 1785-DECEMBER 1791)...................................................................
	The Hero of America Has Become My Hero............................................................
	Kings Are Good for Nothing but To Spoil the Sport.................................................
	He Is Sensible His Party Are Mad.............................................................................
	The Scene of the One Action Was in Heaven, the Other in Hell...............................
FIFTEEN: THE LAMENT OF WASHINGTON 
	(JANUARY 1792-DECEMBER 1799)...................................................................
	His Circle Is Completed.............................................................................................
	I Have Associated You with Stormy Destinies..........................................................
	Courage, Child of Washington!.................................................................................
	This Affair Has Made Me Very Unhappy.................................................................
	I Hoped This Would Not Have Happened.................................................................
ENVOI: LE VASHINGTON FRAN?AIS 
	(JANUARY 1800-MAY 1834).................................................................................
	The Soul Has Disappeared from La Grange..............................................................
	He Has Not Retreated an Inch...................................................................................
AFTERWORD: GREATNESS OF NAME IN THE FATHER OFT-TIMES 	OVERWHELMS THE SON.................................................................................
Notes.....................................................................................................................................
Chronology of Washington and Lafayette........................................................................
Acknowledgments...............................................................................................................
Bibliography.........................................................................................................................
Index......................................................................................................................................

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Friends and associates.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- France -- Biography.
Friendship -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.