Hector St. John De Crèvecoeur - Research Article from American Revolution Reference Library

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Moves to New York, Marries

After the French were defeated by the English in the 1759 battle of Quebec, Canada, Crèvecoeur lost favor with his unit, resigned his position, and moved to the British-controlled American colonies. The reasons for this move are unclear. Historians think it may have been his great love for all things English that motivated Crèvecoeur. The fact that he fought against the English only adds to the mystery.

In 1759 Crèvecoeur moved to the colony of New York, then traveled through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions, on foot, on horseback, and by canoe, working at various surveying jobs and taking notes of his experiences. He became a citizen of New York in 1765, finally settling in that colony's Orange County, where he lived as a farmer from 1769 to 1780.

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