I lafayette, the most amazing man ever will go and help the Americans! I will win glory!
AHHHHH. At last I have arrived in Philadelphia!
What! No! well. I must go. I will start travelling tonight
Actually sir, you are a month and a half's travel from Philadelphia.
Uggggh. are we there yet!
Lafayette was a young Frenchman who had dreamed of war. But France was at peace, so he sailed to America to find glory.
Ello, you must be George Washington,I the great Lafayette have arrived to aid you in your battle for freedom. here take my letters of recommendation.
I'm afraid we have no need of your services. I know you french just want high rank and pay.
He was trying to get to Philadelphia but his ship landed a month and a half away.
A few weeks later....
Well we read your letters and realized that you would be a large asset to our cause.you will serve as a major general for our back lines.
soooo. Have you changed your mind?
So he traveled on carriage from Charleston to Philly.
But he wasn't the first to offer , and all the rest had wanted very high salaries. So the Patriots turn him away without second thought.
Once the continentals had reviewed his letters, though, they realized that he was rich and had connections. The patriots agreed to give him a Major General rank for no pay, and plan to keep him in the back.
But nobody could keep him away from the fighting and he lead the charge into battle.