Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crévecoeur

de Crévecoeur, Michel-Guillaume Jean (pen name: J. Hector St. John); 1735-1813; farmer, traveller, writer; native of France, pioneer to French Canada, 1754; came to New York 1759, travelled extensively in America and, becoming an American citizen in 1765, settled as a farmer in New York and wrote his famous Letters From An American Farmer (1782) under name of J. Hector St. John de Crévecoeur, extolling freedom and life in America..