Lafayette: Ah! Connor. What do you think of my work thus far?
Connor: The men are bolstered. Focused. It is good you have come.
Lafayette: You are too kind. Lord knows my journey was far from certain. The trials we suffered getting here were strange and many. I dressed as a woman, Connor, to evade British spies. Did you know that?
Connor: I did not. As a woman you say?
Lafayette: It is the truth. King George had already stopped our crossing once in Bordeaux, threatening to seize my newly purchased ship, La Victoire, and arrest me. But I was born stubborn and such a warning could not dissuade me. So we rode for Spain and bought passage aboard a ship there. George’s spies had followed us every step of the way. Disguise was the only remaining option… mon dieu (my God).
Connor: No man can doubt your commitment and you are invaluable to the cause. You did what you needed to do. I am certain I would have done the same.
Lafayette: But of course you would! I expect nothing less!