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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1790
|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
|ca. 16 October 1790
|Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand (1730-1794)
|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.
|Revolutionary War Navy Military History Politics
|Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand (1730-1794) North, William (1755-1836)
|New York, New York
|Agriculture; The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859