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In The Spotlight. Shop Our Brands. All Rights Reserved. At different times he seems to have been a surveyor in the region of Albany, a resident of Pennsylvania and of Ulster county in the province of New York. In Orange county he ultimately acquired a farm, "Pine Hill. So, for the time being at least, the wanderings of Hector St.
Letters from an American Farmer and Other Essays
Behind this enthusiastic young farmer was an interesting story. He had been born near Caen, France, in , the son of a well-bred country gentleman and of a mother who belonged to a family of distinction and who herself was educated beyond the usual woman of her time. Here he joined the army and became a lieutenant under Montcalm in his battle for the preservation of the French Empire in America in the last great French and Indian war. His military duties seem to have sent him on a map-making expedition into the wilderness beyond the Great Lakes.
Avalon Project - Letters From an American Farmer : Letter III - What Is An American
He went to Detroit and turned southward through the forests to the Ohio River. He learned much of the valleys of the Scioto and the Muskingum and something of the habits and character of the powerful Indian tribes who lived south of Lake. An unknown error has occurred.