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August 10, 1963

Another Turn for Lafayette

JAMA. 1963;185(6):37. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060060015008

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In the Special Contribution titled "John Peter Mettauer of Virginia" (184: 870 [June 15]), Dr. Mettauer's father is said to have come to America "with Cornwallis to help George Washington and his colonials oust our British cousins from this continent." Thus does Cornwallis, himself a British cousin, become an agent for confusion, gaining small vindication for his valorous but unsuccessful maneuverings during the War of the Revolution; and Lafayette, with whom the elder Mettauer presumably sailed, turns again in his grave.

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