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THE MICHEL MARSAUDON PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Guestier to Lafosse, 8 Mar 1792
DATE SPAN: 03/08/1792 - 03/08/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 hand written transcription of 1 ALS from Mr. Guestier at Bordeaux to Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at St. Marc, Haiti, complaining that he has not heard news from Port au Prince in a long time, as it has been taken over by "ferocious beasts", and telling Lafosse that he should leave Haiti for Louisiana, get a new ship, and pretend to be sailing as a Louisianan or a Spanish vessel, as sailing as a French vessel will be too great a risk for their investments.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Lafosse to Marsaudon, 17 Mar 1792
DATE SPAN: 03/17/1792 - 03/17/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling that Port au Prince has been in utter chaos since the "cruel bonfire" and warning that while things are relatively harmonious in St. Marc, Marsaudon should take care to secure his assets. Lafosse also mentions a number of business deals on which he and Marsaudon are working together.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Decree, 21 Mar 1792
DATE SPAN: 03/21/1792 - 03/21/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 handwritten transcription of the Decree by the Assemblee Nationale in Paris granting all free men of color full rights under the law and stating that new elections must be held. The true date of the decree is 28 March, 1792, having been proclaimed law by the King on April 4.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Bartholomes to Bartholomes, 12 Apr 1792
DATE SPAN: 04/12/1792 - 04/12/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mme. Bartholomes, probably in France, to her son, Mr. Bartholomes, probably in Haiti, informing him that they are leaving France for New England to avoid the numerous problems they are having.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Cappeau to Lafosse, 14 Apr 1792
DATE SPAN: 04/17/1792 - 04/17/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Cappeau at St. Marc, Haiti to Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at St. Marc, Haiti, reminding him that he had been paid to ship some of Cappeau's goods.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Guestier to Marsaudon, 25 Jul 1792
DATE SPAN: 07/25/1792 - 07/25/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 hand written transcription of 1 ALS from Mr. Guestier at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him of Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse's arrival in Bordeaux and his approval of Marsaudon's now handling their business affairs in Haiti. Reference to specific business accounts.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Marsaudon to Marsaudon, 31 Jul 1792
DATE SPAN: 07/31/1792 - 10/03/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 long ALS from Mr. Marsaudon at Leognan(?) to his brother Michel Marsaudon, probably at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him news of the family and of the political situation in France, especially concerning the army, the declaration of war against Austria and numerous accusations of treason among high officials. That the Kingdom of France has been converted to the French Republic is also announced. References to Abbe Dupuy, General Lafayette, and de Rochambeau, among others.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Receipt, 7 Aug 1792
DATE SPAN: [08/07/1792]? - [08/07/1792]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs receipt, unsigned to an unspecified party, stating the receipt of 12 napkins or towels via a delivery by a female slave.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Receipt, 13 Aug 1792
DATE SPAN: 08/13/1792 - 08/13/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs receipt stating a list of items with their prices being shipped by Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse in Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti on the ship l'Eclatant.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Tavelle to Marsaudon, 8 Oct 1792
DATE SPAN: 10/08/1792 - 10/08/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Tavelle at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon, probably at St. Marc, Haiti, requesting an order of several dozen items of clothing, without prices.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Lafosse to Marsaudon, 21 Oct 1792
DATE SPAN: 10/21/1792 - 10/21/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling Marsaudon that he has been participating in the grape harvest and is now selecting wines for shipment overseas, that he has confidence in Marsaudon that he can dodge his way through any further trouble in Haiti but that he should leave if things get too dangerous, and that the war is progressing progressing well for France.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Dupuy to Marsaudon, 8 Nov 1792
DATE SPAN: 11/08/1792 - 11/08/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Dupuy, fils at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, telling that he is sending a shipment of hats to Marsaudon and that an escaped slave was recently caught who said that St. Marc was to be attacked that week.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Marsaudon to Marsaudon, 25 Dec 1792
DATE SPAN: 12/25/1792 - 12/25/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Marsaudon at Bordeaux to his brother Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, recommending a young man who is arriving in St. Marc on his first voyage abroad who happens to be a physician and sending news of the family.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Deplasse to Marsaudon, 27 Dec 1792
DATE SPAN: 12/27/1792 - 12/27/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Deplasse at Cap Francais, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling of news he had received from Bordeaux (such as that their friend Monrepeaux had gone to Paris) and that he is aboard the ship L'Aimable Catherine from Bordeaux and is very bored because all the town's amusements have been put to an end because of the strife.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Despessailles to Desigay, 6 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/06/1793 - 01/06/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mme. Despessailles at Petit-Goave, Haiti to Mme. Desigay at St. Marc, Haiti, explaining that she is stuck in Petit-Goave because her husband made them stop there on their way to St. Marc and discussing business transactions.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Matagrin to Marsaudon, 6 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/06/1793 - 01/06/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. or Mme. Matagrin at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, mostly gossiping that a doctor friend has some interesting news for him on his arrival and about a mutual woman friend whose nature has become more and more capricious and moody.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Desclaux to Marsaudon, 13 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/13/1783 - 01/13/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Desclaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, quickly asking him to change a business deal they had just set up a few days earlier and telling that they are flush with goods as seven ships had just arrived in the past week.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Isaac to Marsaudon, 17 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/17/1793 - 01/17/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mme. Isaac at Port au Prince, Haiti, probably to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, asking him to send her love to Catherine and that Catherine come to Port au Prince for Carnival (Mardi Gras).

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Basteaux to Marsaudon, 21 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/21/1793 - 01/21/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Monique Basteaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him how much she misses him and asking him to come to see her as soon as possible.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Desclaux to Marsaudon, 27 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/27/1793 - 01/27/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Desclaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him to address future letters to him as Captain of the ship Alexandre, advising him on how to handle a trading partner who owes them a lot of money, telling that the army arrived the preceding evening and had arrested someone suspected of treason and responsible for the loss of a ship coming to the army containing slaves and munitions, that the fires in the city have gone out, and that troops will probably be coming to Port au Prince from Cap Francais because the pirates there have been defeated. On the envelope, Marsaudon is addressed as "Capitaine".

Box: 1 Fold: 72 Labarrere to Marsaudon, 28 Jan 1793
DATE SPAN: 01/28/1793 - 01/28/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Pierre Labarrere at Leogane, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, discussing a set of pistols lent by Marsaudon to Mr. Lapaye and saying that he is making a trip to Port au Prince soon.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Basteaux to Marsaudon, 4 Mar 1793
DATE SPAN: 03/04/1793 - 03/04/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Monique Basteaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, asking that he write and send news of his health.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Basteaux to Marsaudon, 11 Mar 1793
DATE SPAN: 03/11/1793 - 03/11/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Monique Basteaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, expressing her excitement at having received his letter and telling how much she is in love with him and wants to see him.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Basteaux to Marsaudon, 18 Mar 1793
DATE SPAN: 03/18/1793 - 03/18/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Monique Basteaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that she hopes his sore throat is feeling better and that she herself isn't feeling well.

Box: 1 Fold: 76 Basteaux to Marsaudon, 25 Apr 1793
DATE SPAN: 04/25/1793 - 04/25/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Monique Basteaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that he had received false information as to her intentions during his upcoming visit to Port au Prince- that in fact she was arranging her place to have two bedrooms instead of one so that he could save on rent money.

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Fanfan to Marsaudon, 9 May 1793
DATE SPAN: 05/09/1793 - 05/09/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. or Mme. Fanfan at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon(?) St. Marc, Haiti, regarding mutual friends, including Mlle. Adam. Barely legible.

Box: 1 Fold: 78 Basteaux to Marsaudon, 23 May 1793
DATE SPAN: 05/23/1793 - 05/23/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Monique Basteaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that contrary to what he might believe, she still loves him and wants him to come to Port au Prince as soon as possible.

Box: 1 Fold: 79 Shipment Permission, 22 May 1793
DATE SPAN: 05/22/1793 - 05/25/1793

DESCRIPTION: 3 AMs documents in Spanish in New Orleans on 1 leaf, the first requesting permission of the governor of Louisiana for the partners Bernardo Labuthe and Phelipe Barriere to take their shipment of indigo and leather goods aboard the ship Maria overseas, signed by the petitioners. In the second document permission is granted for the voyage provided the ship's captain and officers are Spanish, signed by Francisco Louis Hector, Baron de Carondelet, governor of Louisiana. The third document also grants permission for the voyage, signed by Jose Antonio de Xoa.

Box: 1 Fold: 80 Mondotte to Marsaudon, 26 May 1793
DATE SPAN: 05/26/1793 - 05/26/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. or Mlle. Mondotte at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him he hopes Marsaudon is not ill and that he will be leaving for Port au Prince soon, that he had paid for a pair of pistols from Mr. Calmel, that Mme. Calmel is in Haiti and sends her good wishes, and that many of the ships recently arrived in the port had been pursued by pirates.

Box: 1 Fold: 81 Tavelle to Marsaudon, 21 Jun 1793
DATE SPAN: 06/21/1793 - 06/21/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Tavelle at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, telling Marsaudon that he should forget about an unnamed woman with whom he had a falling out and concentrate on Monique (Basteaux) who has been very patient in putting up with his infidelities. He also tells that a rumor Marsaudon heard that the Mayor of St. Marc had fled to Cap Francais was false.

Box: 1 Fold: 82 "Julie" to Marsaudon, 28 Jun 1793
DATE SPAN: 06/28/1793 - 06/28/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from "Julie" at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, telling him, perhaps sarcastically, that she is sorry to hear of his problems with Monique Basteaux.

Box: 1 Fold: 83 Tavelle to Marsaudon, 27 Aug 1793
DATE SPAN: 08/27/1793 - 08/27/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Tavelle at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, telling him that he has not yet been able to finish his business with Mr. Bazan.

Box: 1 Fold: 84 Tavelle to Marsaudon, 6 Sept 1793
DATE SPAN: 09/06/1793 - 09/06/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Tavelle at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, telling him that he is anxious to see Marsaudon in St. Marc and that their business with Mr. Bazan will not be completed until Marsaudon can see Bazan in person in St. Marc. Reference to Monique Basteaux.

Box: 1 Fold: 85 Petition, 1793
DATE SPAN: [01/01/0793]? - [09/21/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs petition by Mr. Martalbe(?) to the National Civil Commissaires, the ruling French representatives in Haiti, requesting that he be allowed to collect debts owed to him by Mr. Magnac which have previously been ruled on and overruled by various bodies over the preceding few years. The document is only dated 1793 and in the first year of the French Republic (September 21, 1792 to September 22, 1793), so it must have been written some time between January and September, 1793)

Box: 1 Fold: 86 Tavelle to Marsaudon, 22 Jun 1794
DATE SPAN: 06/22/1794 - 06/22/1794

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Tavelle at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, expressing sympathy over a run of misfortunes Marsaudon has suffered without being specific and telling him that he is welcome to come to St. Marc- and that he shouldn't cancel the trip merely for fear of pirates.

Box: 1 Fold: 87 Decree, [18 Jul 1798]
DATE SPAN: 07/18/1798 - 07/18/1798

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed decree by the Agence du Directoire executif a Saint-Domingue at Cap Francais, Haiti stating that vessels of neutral nations will be admitted to Haitian ports. Dated 30 Messidor in the Sixth year of the Republic (18 Jul 1798).

Box: 1 Fold: 88 Acte, [22 Jul 1802]
DATE SPAN: 07/22/1802 - 07/22/1802

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed Acte du Gouvernement by the Consuls of the Republic setting tariffs for goods entering France from the French colonies listing duties set for sugar, coffee, cacao, molasses, indigo, cotton, liqueurs, wood, leather, and other goods. The document is dated 3 Thermidore in the Tenth year of the Republic (22 Jul 1802).

Box: 1 Fold: 89 Unknown to Marsaudon(?), 26 Aug 179?
DATE SPAN: [08/26/1789]? - [08/26/1794]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 AL fragment from an unknown woman in Bordeaux probably to Michel Marsaudon in Haiti complaining bitterly that he has not written her and that she is not in love with him. Letter possibly from May 1789, as reference to a lettter to (de) Kater is made and a letter to Mr. de Kater can be found in the collection from May 1789.

Box: 1 Fold: 90 Unknown to Marsaudon(?), n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1794]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from an unknown woman probably to Michel Marsaudon in Haiti expressing disappointment that he has rejected her affections and asking him to write to her.

Box: 1 Fold: 91 Maleux to Marsaudon, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1794]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mlle. Maleaux to Michel Marsaudon, probably both in the same town in Haiti, telling him of the dangers of scorning women like herself.

"Croyez les sincere! il n'y a pas de Rose sans epires!... Prenez garde aux piques, elles font plus dangereuse que l'on ne voudrais; j'en suis servir d'exemple..."

Box: 1 Fold: 92 Unknown to Marsaudon, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from an unknown person, probably in Haiti, to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, virtually illegible.

Box: 1 Fold: 93 Maleaux to Marsaudon, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mme. Maleaux probably in Haiti to Michel Marsaudon probably in Haiti, telling him that she loves him and knows that he loves her and requesting that he write back to her as soon as possible.

Box: 1 Fold: 94 "Marinette" to Marsaudon, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from "Marinette", probably in Haiti, to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that she has not been unfaithful to him, despite what he believes.

Box: 1 Fold: 95 Draft Correspondence, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 draft autograph form letter sent to those who owe money to the writer for goods shipped on the Duras captained by Jean Baptiste Lafosse.

Box: 1 Fold: 96 Guestier to Lafosse, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Guestier, probably in Haiti, to Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse in St. Marc or Port au Prince, Haiti, telling that he is unhappy to learn of Lafosse's loss of some of his cargo in a fire and suggesting ways that Lafosse could recover his capital.

Box: 1 Fold: 97 Maleaux(?) to Marsaudon, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 brief ALS from an unknown person, possibly Mme. Maleaux in Haiti, to Michel Marsaudon in Haiti, sending on a letter from a woman to Mr. DeKater and saying that Mr. DeKater will be returning somewhere at the beginning of May.

Box: 1 Fold: 98 Maleaux(?) to Marsaudon, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from an unknown person, probably Mme. Maleaux in Haiti, to Michel Marsaudon in Haiti, telling him that she can understand his unwillingness to commit himself by falling in love with any one woman.

Box: 1 Fold: 99 Notes, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 3 brief ANs, including 1 ANS from Mr. Cannac, an officer of the ship the Capricieux, asking that the crew of the ship Le General Duras carry a mail bag for them; 1 ANS introducing Michel Marsaudon to Mr. Darracy, a lawyer in Port au Prince, Haiti; and 1 AN asking that a horse be sent to Michel Marsaudon at the home of Mr. Laguillotiere, probably in Bordeaux.

Box: 1 Fold: 100 Poem, n.d
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs poem in French by an unknown person, "Ariette d'Alceste".

Box: 1 Fold: 101 Price Lists, n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1793]?

DESCRIPTION: 3 AMs price lists for various goods in Haiti and/or France, with listing for materials such as cotton, coffee, sugar, and indigo.

Box: 1 Fold: 102 "Lettre d'un vieux religieux..", n.d.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1789]? - [01/01/1794]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed leaflet, "Lettre d'un vieux religieux, a une jeune convertie," mainly espousing the virtues of piety and purity. Where it was printed and by whom it was written are unknown.

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