Learn more about the American Revolution through the eyes of an important, Italian Immigrant, Filippo Mazzei.
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“At Mount Vernon Filippo shared lunch with Washington and the conversation revolved around their mutual admiration of the Marquis de Lafayette.
“How I wish he were here to share in the bounty he helped us bring to our countrymen,” Washington said in a toast to the Frenchman he had treated like his own son during the conflict.
“Did you know he once told me that we have King George’s brother to thank for Lafayette’s interest in our fledgling country?” Filippo asked the retired General.”
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