MARBOIS, FRANCOIS DE BARBE-, MARQUIS DE
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(1745-1837), was sent from France to the United States as secretary of legation in 1779, and remained until 1785. When appointed to cede Louisiana to the United States in 1803, he secured 30,000,000 francs more than the French administration had demanded. He wrote "Complot d'Arnold et Sir Henry Clinton contre les Ã‰tats-Unis d'Amerique," and "L'Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession."
By John Franklin Jameson