In their War of Independence against England, the American rebels got full support from the wealthy Netherlands. When the first Dutch ambassador arrived in 1783 in the just founded new republic, his delegation was received with all due respect. Carel de Vos van Steenwijk, a young Dutch diplomat, was part of this delegation. The travel diary of his first roundtrips is full of detailed observations. It gives us a unique insight in the early years of the new American Republic.
Maria Rose van Epenhuysen is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Carel de Vos van Steenwijk. She found his travel diary in the family archive and reading and researching his stories, about his exciting adventures, the many encounters with many authoritative individuals in the new republic, such as George Washington, and by his very detailed observations of daily life, the people, their culture, and the nature.
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