What? George Washington Granted French Citizenship?

Sharing an article about the post American Revolutionary War where French Citizenship was granted to non-Citizens, in this case Americans.

The French were experiencing the cry for freedoms as well so had admiration for the Americans and their successful struggle for independence.

On August 26, 1792, during the early stages of the French Revolution, the National Assembly of France granted honorary French Citizenship to “men who, through their Writings and their Courage, have Served the Cause of liberty and prepared the freedom of the people.”

George Washington head the list of Americans who also included Thomas Paine, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and others.

Washington with French leader Lafayette during the winter at Valley Forge

The full article link is below and is from the https://www.mountvernon.org web site (for all things George Washington):

American Patriots Granted French Citizenship

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