From James Duane
[New York, May 7, 1790]
Be so good if in your power to acquaint me of the issue of our friend the Baron’s afair1 in the house of Representatives? I know you will pardon my Sollicitude as I embark in the morning for the North.
I am affectionately your’s
ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. Baron von Steuben had petitioned the House of Representatives for compensation for his services during the American Revolution. See H’s “Report on the Memorial of Baron von Steuben,” March 29, 1790.