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Mémoires secrets de Fournier l'Américain   By: (1745-1825)

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"Mémoires secrets de Fournier l'Américain" by Claude Fournier is a fascinating and eye-opening memoir that provides insight into the life and experiences of a man who lived through some of the most tumultuous periods in history. Fournier's writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making it a quick and enjoyable read.

The author's storytelling ability shines throughout the book, as he recounts his adventures and struggles with a sense of humor and charm. Fournier's candid reflections on his personal relationships and the challenges he faced make the reader feel a connection to him, despite the vast differences in time and place.

One of the standout features of this memoir is its rich historical context. Fournier provides vivid descriptions of the places he lived and the people he encountered, giving readers a vivid picture of the world as it was during his lifetime. His account of the American Revolution and other historical events is both informative and captivating.

Overall, "Mémoires secrets de Fournier l'Américain" is a must-read for anyone interested in history, personal narratives, or simply a good story. Fournier's unique perspective and engaging writing style set this memoir apart, making it a memorable and enjoyable read.

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SOCIETE DE L'HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE

MEMOIRES SECRETS DE Fournier l'Americain

PUBLIES POUR LA PREMIERE FOIS D'APRES LE MANUSCRIT DES ARCHIVES

NATIONALES

AVEC INTRODUCTION ET NOTES PAR F. A. AULARD

[Illustration]

PARIS, AU SIEGE DE LA SOCIETE

4, RUE DE FURSTENBERG, 4

1890

INTRODUCTION

I

Claude Fournier l'Heritier, dit l' Americain a cause de son long sejour a Saint Domingue, naquit a Auzon (Haute Loire), le 21 decembre 1745[1]. Il etait fils d'un tisserand. Vers l'age de quinze ans[2], il alla chercher fortune aux colonies et passa vingt et une annees a Saint Domingue. Il dit y avoir servi pendant seize ans dans les dragons des milices bourgeoises. Il y fonda une guildiverie, ou fabrique de tafia, qui, dit il, prospera; mais, elle fut detruite par un incendie que Fournier attribua a la malveillance de ses voisins. Ruine, il revint en France pour demander justice et harcela les ministres de ses placets. En 1785, il obtint du ministre de la marine une pension de 500 livres par mois, mais elle ne lui fut jamais payee.

[Note 1: Voici son acte de naissance: "Claude Fournier, fils a autre Claude, cadissier de cette ville, et a Jeanne Lheritier, ses pere et mere, maries, ne hier, et a ete baptise par moi, cure, soussigne, le 22 decembre 1745... Continue reading book >>




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