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Essayist and farmer, born near Caen, France. He fought on the French side in the French and Indian War, then moved to New York State (1759), becoming a naturalized citizen (1765). After travels through various colonies, he settled to farm in Orange Co, New York (1769-80), and introduced alfalfa to America. Drawing on his experiences and knowledge of frontier life, he wrote a classic account of life in colonial America, Letter from an American Farmer (1782), as well as Sketches (1925). He served as the French consul in New York City (1783-90) and then returned permanently to France. January 31, 1735, Caen, France died November 12, 1813, Sarcelles When the American Revolution broke out, Cr è vecoeur found himself in an untenable   position: his wife was from a  loyalist  family and he had friends and neighbours among   the opposite faction. Persecuted by both sides, he left rebel country only to languish for   months in a British army prison in New York City before sailing for Europe in 1780,   accompanied by one son. In London, using his American name, J. Hector St. John, he
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