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Collection Reference Number GLC00496.087
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1790 
Title Baron von Steuben to William North in French inviting him to come and live in New York while North is waiting for his house to be built
Date ca. 16 October 1790
Author Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand (1730-1794)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by von Steuben in retirement after the Revolution to North as a gentleman farmer in upstate New York. North was von Steuben's aide-de-camp from 1779-1783. Von Steuben invites North to live in New York City for the winter while his house is being built. Says Hamilton is leaving for Philadelphia in three days and that North would be a perfect to take Hamilton's place in his circle of friends. Says the English and Spanish navies do not know if they are at war or peace. Says "To the devil with Politics of Europe and America," and to sow his seed and then come to New York and share a leg of mutton.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Navy  Military History  Politics  
People Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand (1730-1794)  North, William (1755-1836)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Agriculture; The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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