General Marquis Lafayette comes to Grant County

We must not here forget to state that in the year 1824 General Marquis Lafayette, who, next to the Father of our Country, is dear in the hearts of the American people, passed through our county on his way from Lexington to Cincinnati in company with his son and private secretary, and Hon. W. T. Barry, the Postmaster General of the United States; Hon. Geo. M. Bibb, formerly Chief Justice of Kentucky, and afterward reporter for the Court of Appeals, and other distinguished persons, whose names we could not get.

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The party took breakfast at the house of Mr. Arnold, who was an officer in the Revolutionary War, and who received a severe wound at the battle of Yorktown at the time of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. General Lafayette and Capt. Arnold know each other personally and were so overcome by emotion at their meeting that they fell upon each other's necks and wept like brothers.

After remaining with Capt. Arnold for several hours they passed on through the county and took dinner at the house of Littleton Robinson, about one-quarter of a mile above Crittenden, and now known as the widow Henderson Farm. The General greeted the people, who thronged to meet him along the road, with much cordiality and friendship. This is remembered by our oldest people as one of the proudest and happiest incidents in the history of our county.

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