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THE MICHEL MARSAUDON PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Dufaun to Marsaudon, 26 Feb 1788
DATE SPAN: 02/26/1788 - 02/26/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Dufaun in Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon on board the ship D'Arcy at Cap Francais, Haiti, telling Marsaudon of a shipment arriving with the letter on the ship L'Eclatant containing wood and metal working tools, a bolt of cloth, and some toys (billeboquets), and telling Marsaudon to split the profits with him. Dufaun and Marsaudon have worked together on many trade deals, as Dufaun mentions other deals from the past and present and asks Marsaudon to look out for deals, especially on a snuffbox like Marsaudon's. References to Mr. Videau, Captain of the L'Eclatant, and Mr. Blancan, a customer.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 10 Apr 1788
DATE SPAN: 04/10/1788 - 04/10/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette at Cap Francais, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port de Paix, Haiti regarding trade transactions. Rocquette says that he can carry out the three requests he received from Marsaudon for transactions with the firms of Mr. Jeauty Lavaud and Messrs. Dostaudan & Laplace. Rocquette asks Marsaudon to seek out fine coffee for him at the prices of 22/6 to 23 and lesser quality coffee at 21/6 to 22. Rocquette discusses the account of Mr. Dunir, who claims he did not receive a shipment of white wine with his shipment of oil.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Cambon to Marsaudon, 13 Apr 1788
DATE SPAN: 04/13/1788 - 04/13/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Cambon at Cap Francais, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Port de Paix, Haiti concerning advice Marsaudon had given him about a married woman with whom he is involved, Mme. Goujo.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Bertaud to Marsaudon, 25 Apr 1788
DATE SPAN: 04/25/1788 - 04/25/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Bertaud at Plaine du Pare(?) to Michel Marsaudon at Port de Paix, Haiti thanking him for a shipment of wine but explaining that he will not be able to pay Marsaudon for it right away.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Invoice, 9 Aug 1788
DATE SPAN: 08/09/1788 - 08/09/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs invoice signed by Andre Mondotte in Bordeaux listing articles belonging to Michel Marsaudon "Jeune Lieutenant" on board the ship D'Arcy of Captain De Kater, half of the profits of which are to be given to Mondotte. Items include 12 bolts of printed calico cloth, 7 silver "nouvelle mode" buckles, 6 portfolios, 12 pairs of boots, and 2 watch chains, all with respective prices.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Dejean to Marsaudon, 8 Sep 1788
DATE SPAN: 09/08/1788 - 09/08/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. or Ms. Dejean at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon on board the ship D'Arcy at Cap Francais, wishing that his ocean passage went well, reporting on the prices of various qualities of coffees in Bordeaux, and stating that he or she has not seen their mutual friend Mr. Broca (who left Bordeaux without warning) or Marsaudon's brother.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 De Kater to De Kater, 24 May 1789
DATE SPAN: 05/24/1789 - 05/24/1789

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Lafleuve(?) (De Kater) to her brother Mr. (Captain?) De Kater at Bordeaux, telling him that their mother is very sick and that he should come home and see her.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Invoice, 3 Aug 1789
DATE SPAN: 08/03/1789 - 08/03/1789

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs invoice made up by Mr. Bazile, a taylor, probably in Haiti, to Michel Marsaudon, listing mostly pants and vests, all with respective prices.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Receipt, 24 Dec 1789
DATE SPAN: 12/24/1789 - 12/24/1789

DESCRIPTION: 1 ANS from Vincent Purropier(?) in Haiti to Michel Marsaudon in Cap Francais requesting an item (unidentifiable) for purchase.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Mitouart to Marsaudon, 9 Jan 1790
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1790 - 01/09/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Mitouart on board a ship (the Galliffet?) in Haiti to Michel Marsaudon in Haiti, telling him that he is sick and has been for quite some time and therefore is unable to pay off his debts to Marsaudon or to others. Mitouart mentions having seen Mr. Lafitte on board an unnamed ship and that he is sick as well.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Desclaux to Marsaudon, 29 Apr 1790
DATE SPAN: 04/29/1790 - 04/29/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Desclaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at Cap Francais, Haiti, stating that he does not trust Mr. G. Lavand to repay his debts to Desclaux and Marsaudon, telling Marsaudon to be stern when asking for the repayment of a debt, especially from a new customer, by going directly to his wife and demanding a piece of furniture or a domestic servant as payment. Desclaux also mentions the debts of Mr. Lagrange, Alain Merger, and Mr. Magnac of St. Marc, and relays word that Mr. de Boe will pay Marsaudon on his next trip.

"Si ce debiteur est dans l'impossibilite de payer a present, assurez la rentree de notre creance a l'epoque de la moins eloignee possible; sois enfournissant une bonne et solide caution, sois en hipotiquant (hypothequant?) de concern avec son epouse quelque Immeuble s'ils en ont ou quelque Domestique, sans ce dernier cas, tendes toujour de la femme solidaire, pour son mary; consulier vous enfin et agissez selon les circonstances mais pressez toujours vos mesueers(?) pour nous assurer la rentree certaine de notre somme."

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Schloch to Marsaudon, 12 May 1790
DATE SPAN: 05/12/1790 - 05/12/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 autograph transcription on 2 leaves of 1 ALS from Mr. Schloch in Paris to a group of his creditors, possibly including Michel Marsaudon in Haiti, pleading that they should not press criminal charges against him because he is a man with "honest intentions." Schloch refers to Mr. Roberjot Lartigue, a fellow debtor, and to his own trading branch in Nantes.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Desclaux to Marsaudon, 20 May 1790
DATE SPAN: 05/20/1790 - 05/20/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Desclaux at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that he has written to Mr. Lucad to tell him to render services to Marsaudon while he is in St. Marc and discussing the accounts of Mr. Martineau and Mr. J. Gilbert.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Marsaudon to Marsaudon, 16 Aug 1790
DATE SPAN: 08/16/1790 - 08/16/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Michel Marsaudon (?) at St. Martin, Haiti (?) to a "young" Mr. Marsaudon in Bordeaux, possibly a younger brother or a cousin, asking him to join him "chez moi" where he could travel all the time and have much more freedom, and also sympathizing with his troubles. The handwriting is barely legible.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Receipt, 17 Aug 1790
DATE SPAN: 08/17/1790 - 08/17/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed receipt filled out by hand from the Corps d'Artillerie Patriotique Bordelaise to Michel Marsaudon acknowledging the receipt of 9 lires from him as a donation, signed by Mr. Mossion, the Treasurer.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Leave Permission, 28 Sep 1790
DATE SPAN: 09/28/1790 - 09/28/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed document filled in by hand granting Michel Marsaudon permission to leave his position at the Corps d'Artillerie Patriotique Bordelaise, signed by Mr. Mossion, Major Coursson and other officers and bearing a wax seal of the Corps.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Certificate, 28 Oct 1790
DATE SPAN: 10/28/1790 - 10/28/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed document filled in by hand from the Corps d'Artillerie Patriotique Bordelaise certifying that Michel Marsaudon is an officer in its Battalion 1110 in Company 2 of Mr. D'Egmont.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 D'Egmont to Marsaudon, 10 Nov 1790
DATE SPAN: 11/10/1790 - 11/10/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. D'Egmont in France to Michel Marsaudon in Haiti (?), sending him documents concerning his registration to the Corps d'Artillerie Patriotique Bordelaise (probably those documents found in the preceding folders) and telling him that there are numerous other papers he should sign and turn in as well. D'Egmont appears to be Marsaudon's commanding officer in the Corps.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Marsaudon to Marsaudon, 1 Dec 1790
DATE SPAN: 12/01/1790 - 12/01/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS to Michel Marsaudon in Bordeaux from his sister, discussing a large bill which nearly sent their mother to the grave and about the return of a fever to their area. Barely legible.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Izard to Marsaudon, 15 Jan 1791
DATE SPAN: 01/15/1791 - 01/15/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from B. Izard at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at Bordeaux, telling him to report at 8 a.m. in the morning at the flag raising of the Jacobins (?).

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Izard to Marsaudon, 21 Jan 1791
DATE SPAN: 01/21/1791 - 01/21/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed document filled in by hand from B. Izard at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at Bordeaux telling Marsaudon to report to patrol duty at the Quai de la Bastide at 9:30 a.m. the next morning.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Lafitte to Marsaudon, 23 Jan 1791
DATE SPAN: 01/23/1791 - 01/23/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from J. Lafitte at an unknown place to Michel Marsaudon at Bordeaux, stating that he is coming to Bordeaux to see Marsaudon and that he has missed him greatly.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Tariff tables, 2 Mar 1791
DATE SPAN: [03/02/1791]? - [03/02/1791]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed set (10 pp.) of tariff tables for goods imported into France from the Leeward Islands (Isles sous le vent), printed in Haiti at Cap Francais. The date, 2 Mar 1791, is the latest date found in the text of the table; the actual printing date is probably later.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 23 Jul 1791
DATE SPAN: 07/23/1791 - 07/23/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, asking him to hold off on selling goods he carried to Haiti for him unless it is too late and giving him extensive advice on picking out the best coffees to purchase and send back to France.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 30 Jul 1791
DATE SPAN: 07/31/1791 - 07/31/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette in Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, responding to a letter from Marsaudon which he had just received which told of serious financial and trading problems he was having in St. Marc; Rocquette gives him advice on good trading techniques and tells him the current prices of coffee and cloth in France.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Receipt, 22 Aug 1791
DATE SPAN: 08/22/1791 - 08/22/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs receipt for 10 livres worth of goods to Michel Marsaudon, signed by Mr. Lafitte at Cap de Ville (?) or Port au Prince, Haiti.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 31 Aug 1791
DATE SPAN: 08/31/1791 - 08/31/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at Port au Prince, Haiti, discussing the trade situation of Haiti in general and of Marsaudon in particular, with references to the price of cotton, cloth, and coffee in France and the reaction in Haiti of the 15 May Decree regarding free men of color.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Desarnauds to Marsaudon, 25 Sep 1791
DATE SPAN: 09/25/1791 - 09/25/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Desarnauds at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling that he has heard of an insurrection rising in the parish of Leogane and hoping that it will be put to an end soon, and gossiping about mutual friends, including Mr. Monrepeaux who likes to kiss women slaves "de temps en temps" and Mr. Deplasse who is courting a quadroon woman ("une jeune carteronne") who is a dancer.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 5 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/05/1791 - 10/05/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, stating that few ships had landed at Bordeaux for some time because of contrary winds and that he had heard of the unrest in Haiti. He states his hopes that the new 25 September 1791 Decree from the Assemblee Nationale which annuls the 15 May 1791 Decree and grants Haiti the right to create its own statutes regarding the status of free men of color will bring peace to the colony. Rocquette also asks how the trade situation is in Haiti, giving the price of coffee in France. He adds that all is going well there, as the King has accepted the new Constitution, but that there is still misery as the harvest has not turned out well.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Ticket, 15 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/15/1791 - 10/15/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ANS ticket for passage on the Galleon Duras from Bordeaux (?) and/or Cap Francais (?) to Port au Prince for Mr. Lafosse.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Guy to Marsaudon, 17 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/17/1791 - 10/17/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from (Mr.) Guy at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, asking to borrow money and stating that he has had no news from France in a long time.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Dibon to Marsaudon, 17 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/17/1791 - 10/17/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Jeanne Dibon at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that they were worried about his situation and that the King has accepted the new Constitution.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Marsaudon to Marsaudon, 20 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/20/1791 - 10/20/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 long ALS from Marsaudon...

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Charvet to Marsaudon, 23 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/23/1791 - 10/23/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Charvet (?) at Cap Francais, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon, probably at St. Marc, Haiti, stating that two regiments from Bordeaux and 1 from Nantes have arrived, but that there is nothing more to tell about the insurrection yet.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Marinette to Marsaudon, 23 Oct 1791
DATE SPAN: 10/23/1791 - 10/23/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mlle. Marinette (?) at Cap Francais, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti stating that she has been staying with Mme. St. Hilaire since the 27 of September and that Mr. Charvet is visiting them for supper. This letter was written and sent at the same time as the letter in the previous folder from Mr. Charvet.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Lafosse to Marsaudon, 6 Nov 1791
DATE SPAN: 11/06/1791 - 11/06/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, discussing the trade situation and a recent deal he got on sugar.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Fromentmaille to Marsaudon, 10 Nov 1791
DATE SPAN: 11/10/1791 - 11/10/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from F. Fromentmaille at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon, probably at St. Marc, Haiti, asking him about payment arrangements for various trading partners.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 11 Nov 1791
DATE SPAN: 11/11/1791 - 11/11/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette in Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling that he has sent several letters to Marsaudon via different ships hoping to get through, commenting that he is alarmed to hear about the insurrection in Cap Francais and hope that it hasn't spread to St. Marc. He states that even if the unrest has pread, there may be a bright side because prices even for low quality coffee and sugar will go up in France. Rocquette gives the prices of sugar and coffee in France and advice as to how best to purchase and invest for trade.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Receipt, 21 Nov 1791
DATE SPAN: 11/21/1791 - 11/21/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs receipt or ticket for passage on the Galleon Duras either going to or coming from Port au Prince, Haiti.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Realeville to Marsaudon, 8 Dec 1791
DATE SPAN: 12/08/1791 - 12/08/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Realeville at St. Marc, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, discussing the political situation in St. Marc, Cap Francais, and Port au Prince, stating that the Cap is in virtual anarchy, the people of color of Port au Prince have set forth seven demands, and many people including himself are leaving for France.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Desarnauds to Marsaudon, 10 Dec 1791
DATE SPAN: 12/10/1791 - 12/10/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Desarnauds at Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, telling that Mr. Monrepeaux is in Leogane and preparing to leave Haiti, meaning that Marsaudon will be his only true friend in the colony. Desarnauds also mentions how hard it has been for him to find a place to stay and gossips about their mutual friend, Mr. Deplasse.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Deplasse to Marsaudon, 14 Dec 1791
DATE SPAN: 12/14/1791 - 12/14/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from M. Deplasse at St. Marc, Haiti to Mr. Larue at Cay St. Louis (?) remarking how happy he is that he is in St. Marc, where things are orderly and not in Port au Prince where he surely would have lost everything; he is heading directly for Bordeaux for good.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Deplasse to Dufourcy, 14 Dec 1791
DATE SPAN: 12/14/1791 - 12/14/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Deplasse at St. Marc, Haiti to Mr. Dufourcy at Saint Louis, Haiti (?), telling of his immediate departure for Bordeaux to escape the insanity and anarchy of St. Domingue, particularly that of Port au Prince where many merchants have been ruined.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Rocquette to Marsaudon, 16 Dec 1791
DATE SPAN: 12/16/1791 - 12/16/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from G. Rocquette at Bordeaux to Michel Marsaudon, probably at St. Marc, Haiti, lecturing Marsaudon about how to manage his money during time of unrest in Haiti and asking for news as to what he is now investing in. Rocquette speculates greatly about the possible rise in prices because of the insurrection in Haiti.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Charvet to Marsaudon, 17 Dec 1791
DATE SPAN: 12/17/1791 - 12/17/1791

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Charvet at Cap Francais, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon, probably at St. Marc, Haiti, extending greetings, telling that Marsaudon's cousin had just arrived in Cap Francais, and asking how best to contact Marsaudon by mail and whether he had received his last letter. Reference to Mlle. Marinette.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Guestier to Lafosse, 7 Jan 1792
DATE SPAN: 01/07/1792 - 01/07/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 hand written transcription of an ALS from Mr. Guestier at Bordeaux to Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at St. Marc, Haiti, commenting on three letters he recently received from Lafosse, all regarding the political situation in Haiti and shipments of coffee. Guestier says that he will only be able to sell the choicest coffee sent by Lafosse, and that he hopes the accord reached with the free men of color in Port au Prince can be maintained. If prices are going up, it is probably because confidence in French paper money is low and surely a significant "fall" (economic or political) is eminent, during which Lafosse must be careful how he chooses to act.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Response, 10 Jan 1792
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1792 - 01/10/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs transcription of the Response of the National Civil Commissioners at Cap Francais to the Municipality of Port au Prince, contesting the autonomy of Port au Prince's governing bodies. Barely legible.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Guestier to Lafosse, 30 Jan 1792
DATE SPAN: 01/30/1792 - 01/30/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Mr. Guestier at Bordeaux to Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at St. Marc, Haiti, again asking for news of the situation in Haiti, saying that he had recently heard an erroneous report that the slaves had torched St. Marc. He also warns of an eminent "fall" and advises Lafosse to take proper economic precautions. He also lists the prices of coffee, sugar, cotton, coca, indigo, Spanish piastres, and other items in France.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Lafosse to Marsaudon, 2 Feb 1792
DATE SPAN: 02/02/1792 - 02/02/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 brief ALS from Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse at an unknown place to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, telling him that he made a deal with Mr. Massac for 3300 livres worth of goods.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Marsaudon to Cabannial, 8 Feb 1790
DATE SPAN: 02/08/1792 - 02/08/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti to Mr. Cabannial at an unknown place in Haiti demanding payment of a debt of 363 livres owed by Cabannial to Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Lafosse to Marsaudon, 2 Mar 1792
DATE SPAN: 03/02/1792 - 03/02/1792

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Captain Jean Baptiste Lafosse in Port au Prince, Haiti to Michel Marsaudon at St. Marc, Haiti, acknowledging that he had credited Marsaudon the sum of 3300 livres for the sale of goods to Mr. Massac, showing concern that he may not receive money owed to him in such chaos, and commenting on mutual friends.

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