Manuscript Document, bank draft on the Bank of New York for $500 to the order of BARON STEUBEN, docketed on rear by Steuben. Baron Steuben.
Manuscript Document, bank draft on the Bank of New York for $500 to the order of BARON STEUBEN, docketed on rear by Steuben

Manuscript Document, bank draft on the Bank of New York for $500 to the order of BARON STEUBEN, docketed on rear by Steuben.

New York: May 3, 1785.

Signed by the founder of the Bank of New York, WILLIAM DUER. 1 vols. Oblong octavo. Signature of the payer in lower right corner torn away. Item #12642

After his discharge in 1783, the great Prussian general who trained the America militia was in dire financial straits. “Always careless in his business affairs and extravagant in his charities and hospitalities, he went heavily in debt in anticipation of about $60,000 for his military services which he claimed from Congress.” — Boatner, p. 1057.

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