France and America in the Revolutionary Era: The Life of Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont, 1725-1803

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ILLUSTRATIONS
(Following Chapter Four)
The Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini
The Hôtel de Valentinois
Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont
Duplessis Portrait of Franklin
Chaumont's Son at Chaumont-sur-Loire

ABBREVIATIONS
AL Arthur Lee
BF Benjamin Franklin
JPJ John Paul Jones
JW Jonathan Williams, Jr.
WTF William Temple Franklin
AAEArchives du ministère des affaires étrangères
ADArchives départementales
ANArchives nationales
AN, MCArchives nationales, Minutier central
APS American Philosophical Society
BMBibliothèque municipale
JCCJournals of the Continental Congress
LC Library of Congress
NYPL New York Public Library
PBFThe Papers of Benjamin Franklin ( Yale edition)
PCCPapers of the Continental Congress ( microfilm
edition)
UP University of Philadelphia

Note Regarding Ongoing Publication Projects. Many letters relating directly or indirectly to Chaumont are included in multi-volume editions that are still in the process of publication. The most important of these, for the present work, is The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. As of this writing, the most recent volume of that collection is volume 30, which covers the period 1 July-31 October 1779. Wherever possible in this book I have cited published letters. In the case of PBF and some other unfinished projects, I have had to cite the original archival documents or older publications for letters that have not yet appeared in print.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Preface viii
  • 1 - CHAUMONT'S FIRST FIFTY YEARS 1
  • 2 - FRANCE AND THE COMING OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 38
  • 3 - CHAUMONT ENTERS THE PICTURE 63
  • 4 - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S LANDLORD 92
  • 5 - CHAUMONT AS FRIEND, ASSOCIATE, AND ENEMY 122
  • 6 - CONGRESSIONAL SUPPLIES 156
  • 7 - PRIVATE TRADE WITH AMERICA 194
  • 8 - JOHN PAUL JONES: FRIEND 227
  • 9 - JOHN PAUL JONES: ENEMY 254
  • 10 - FINANCIAL RUIN 290
  • 11 - TWILIGHT YEARS 319
  • Appendix 348
  • Bibliography 349
  • Index 377
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