Among the various kinds of men who assisted in the achievement of American independence, there is one whose devotion to liberalism and whose generosity to a struggling and, at times, almost hopeless cause cannot be gainsaid. Neither time nor the debunking zeal of some modern historian has dimmed the role of LaFayette in the founding of this republic, and it is to the credit of the nation that the debt was at length generously repaid.
Abbey, Kathryn T.
"The Story of the LaFayette Lands in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol10/iss3/4