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Letters from an American Farmer (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) Paperback – October 24, 2005
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Back in France---and improbable as the tale may be, 'tis true---St. John came under the wings of the charming ex-mistress of Rousseau, the Dear Friend also of Benjamin Franklin, and a Very Dear Friend of his own father, Madame D'Houdetot. This kind lady obtained an Ambassadorship to New York for her protégée. Time and political tides tossed him about between countries. He died in France in 1813, leaving progeny & grand-progeny in the United States and a legacy to us of stories, history, adventures, and opinions, from a keen observer with a brilliant quill and considerable experience.
These splendid letters are addressed to his friend in France, one Abbe Reynal, who was conveniently interested in all things American.Read more ›