France. Ministère des affaires étrangères

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On January 30, 1785 Pierre Samuel du Pont (1739-1817) was appointed by King Louis XVI to be one of France's two Commissaires Généraux for the Ministère du Commerce Extérieur. In this capacity he reported to Finance Minister Vergennes. Du Pont sought to implement a program which included reforming the monetary and guild system and laying the foundations for a constitutional monarchy. He attempted to move toward free trade by reducing both internal customs and export duties. He aided the domestic textile industry and encouraged the importation of British machinery. He also negotiated a commercial treaty with Russia and laid the ground work for the 1786 Anglo-French commercial treaty. Du Pont de Nemours resigned his position in 1788.

In 1796 Victor du Pont, Pierre Samuel's eldest son, was appointed by Minister Talleyrand as consul to the Ministère des Affairs Exterieur. He was assigned to a post at Charleston, South Carolina, where he entered into discussions with American diplomats about the debt that South Carolina owed to France. On June 9, 1798, with Franco-American tensions mounting, President John Adams refused to recognize Victor du Pont's credentials. Victor du Pont then returned to Paris, where he took up the defense of American merchant seamen who had been seized by the French Navy.

From the description of Records, 1783-1797 [microform]. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122554951

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creatorOf Gallet, Pascal-Emmanuel. Kaléidopérette [Multimédia multisupport] : papier peint vidéo. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Records, 1783-1797 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Correspondence politique. Turquie. Vol. 199-203 [microform]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf France. Ministère de la marine et des colonies. Océanie [microform]. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
creatorOf Chanzy, Antoine Eugène Alfred, 1823-1883. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1879. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf France. Ambassade (U.S.). Correspondence : with Paul Philippe Cret, 1909-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lednicki, Aleksander, 1866-1934. Papers, 1900-1932. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Records, 1783-1797 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn French and American Claims Commission. French and American Claims Commission records, 1861-1884. Library of Congress
creatorOf France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1924. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Duplès-Agier, Henri, 1825-1891,. Ambassade de France à Rome : Recueil de piéces secrètes : manuscript, 1815-1816. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Gallet, Pascal-Emmanuel. Kaléidopérette : papier peint vidéo. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
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referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
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