From Guillaume-Stanislaus Faure
Havre, March 7th. 1788.
Great-street st. Michael.
I have shipped on board of the King’s Packet, number 3d. Capn. Rolland, Sailed for Newyorck the 27th. last, a large case packed up, marked MFR,1 and a small packet at your direction, according the bill of lading wich I could not send to you by the same opportunity: I forward it to you together with a letter directed to me for you2 from Paris by my brother,3 and you’ll receive them by the first packet for your country, which intends to sail the 25th Instt.
If I may be so happy as to have my Services agreeable to you in this place, you’ll oblige me in disposing of them entirely. I am with the utmost esteem, Sir, Your Very humble and obedient servant,
RC (DLC). Addressed by Faure. Postmarked, “Annapolis, May 5.” Docketed by JM on the cover, “P. Mazzei.”
1. This was a shipment of copies of Mazzei’s Recherches historiques et politiques sur les États-Unis (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , X, 71, 72 n. 2, 136–37, 466, 480; Mazzei to JM, 9 May 1788).
2. Mazzei to JM, 7 Feb. 1788 (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , X, 480).
3. Louis-Joseph Faure (1760–1837), who translated Mazzei’s book into French (Marraro, Memoirs of Philip Mazzei, p. 298). Faure later served in the French government during the Revolution and the reign of Napoleon (Biographie universelle [1843–65 ed.], XIII, 428–29).
4. Guillaume-Stanislaus Faure (1765–1826) was a merchant and printer in Le Havre before the French Revolution. He was later a subprefect and member of the Corps législatif for the Department of the Lower Seine. After the fall of Napoleon he resumed his commercial career in Le Havre (ibid., XIII, 429).