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    Revolutionary War General Baron von Steuben Autograph Letter Signed, "Steuben", two pages with integral address panel, 7.25" x 9", Steuben, New York, to Benjamin Walker, New York City. Penned entirely in French, this letter begs translation as it was written by one of the most influential figures of the American Revolution. Fredrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-1794) was a classic Prussian officer who, through Benjamin Franklin, came to serve in the Continental Army directly under George Washington. Steuben is largely credited with turning America's gaggle of rebellious farmers into a fighting force to be reckoned with. Oddly enough, the Baron did not speak English and resorted to French or the use of interpreters as needed. This letter, penned shortly before his death, is addressed to one of his wartime aides. Walker, along with co-aide William North, were the beneficiaries of Steuben's will. Light stains, even toning. Very good condition.

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