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Conrad-Alexandre Gérard (1729-1790), the first Minister of France to the United States. One of the results of the treaties and French recognition was that in 1778 the Congress received its first foreign ambassador in Philadelphia. Gérard served only a year, but managed to intrigue in favor of the interests of the middle states in such a way that he increased the resentment of New England and the South against the financial power of Robert Morris. Painted from life by Charles Willson Peale.