Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Wilhelm Augustine von Steuben: résumé, 11 February 1780

From Wilhelm Augustine von Steuben

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Cüstrin,6 February 11, 1780, in German: I have received and thank you for your letter of November 21.7 I am sad to announce that my dear wife has been taken by God at age 73.8 Please forward the enclosed letter to my son.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Or Küstrin, on the Oder.

7For BF’s letter, actually Nov. 27, see XXX, 617–18n.

8Mary Dorothea von Jagow (1706–80) married the senior von Steuben in 1729: Friedrich Kapp, The Life of Frederick William von Steuben … (New York, 1859), p. 42.

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