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|Date from||Date to||Event||Source|
|Appointed Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur||ref:673|
|c.1761||He studied general and spent five years in England , at the secretariat of the Duke of Nivernais , Ambassador of France .||ref:673|
|12.1765||1766||He entered service in Saint-Domingue , in charge of the administration of the establishment of the St Nicolas mole , by certificate of the Count d'Estaing , Governor, and of Magon , Intendant .It draws a map of the interior route of the island , a plan of Saint-Domingue and a map of the surroundings of Môle St Nicolas . In the end of 1766 , he returned to France , embarked in the Estaing Squadron .||ref:673|
|1.2.1766||Appointed Elève Commissaire de la Marine at Toulon|
at the date of his recruitment in Saint-Domingue
|1.2.1770||Appointed Sous-Commissaire de la Marine||ref:673|
Le Languedoc (80) 1766-1799, Commissaire de La Marine
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Antifédéraliste"
1795 Renamed "Victoire"
|25.4.1774||He was appointed , to assist Brun de Ste Catherine , "Commissaire Ordonnateur" in charge of the management of the Toulon School for Students.||ref:673|
|aft.25.4.1774||He was then sent abroad to visit the main ports of Europe , England , Sweden and Russia in particular .This is to verify and complete a French-English Dictionary of Navy terms and phrases , and to learn about naval ammunition from northern countries .At the end of 1774 he was in London .||ref:673|
|5.1775||In Russia for two months , then in Sweden where he visited Stockholm then Gothenburg , and finally London again .On his return, he wrote a memoir on naval ammunition in the Baltic Countries , intended for the Minister of the Navy .His work is behind the Minister’s decision to send naval officers and engineers there to provide a better choice and cheaper naval ammunition .||ref:673|
|1.1777||Appointed Commissaire Ordinaire des Ports et Arsenaux at Toulon|
in charge of construction sites and workshops .
|1780||Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Grenada||ref:673|
|1782||Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine|
of Démérary (English Guiana), Berbice and Esséquibo in Dutch Guiana , taken by Kersaint .
|1785||1788||Appointed Commissaire Général Ordonnateur de la Marine at Cayenne|
acting as "Intendant" and "President of the Conseil Supérieur"
|1789||Back in France , he is assigned to the Ministry of the Navy .He made a trip to England with the engineer Forfait , the future Minister of the Navy .He wrote a dissertation "Views for the improvement of constructions , on marine timber and on workshop practices" . Another , "Treaty of rigging of vessels" .||ref:673|
|1790||Appointed Adjoint au Comité de Marine de l’Assemblée Constituante||ref:673|
|1791||22.8.1793||Appointed Commissaire Civil at Indian Ocean|
for the French Establishments located beyond the Cape of Good Hope : Ile de France , Madagascar and Seychelles
|22.8.1793||1797||Taken Prisoner by the English during the Capitulation of Pondicherry .He remained in captivity until 1797 .||ref:673|
|1797||Back in Paris , he was in charge , as head of office , of the colonies division at the Ministry of the Navy .||ref:673|
|18.1.1798||Appointed Ordonnateur de la Marine Première Classe|
responsible for the Maritime District of the Islands (Corfu , Zakynthos , Kefalonia , Malta).
|1799||24.1.1803||Appointed Membre Associé non résidant de la Classe des Sciences Morales et Politiques , Institut de France||ref:673|
|12.1799||He was promoted Maritime Prefect in Saint-Domingue then in the Orient (Levant) , but could not join his posts because of the English Blockade .||ref:673|
|1801||1804||Appointed Préfet Maritime at Guadeloupe||ref:673|
|1803||1816||Appointed Membre Correspondant de la Classe des Sciences , Institut de France||ref:673|
|1806||Appointed Conseiller d'Etat at Genoa|
in extraordinary service
|1808||1811||Appointed Préfet Maritime at Le Havre||ref:673|
|1809||Appointed Baron de l'Empire||ref:673|
|1811||1815||Appointed Consul Général de France at United States|
Captured by the English on returning to his post , he escaped and returned in 1815 .
|1816||Sick leave .||ref:673|
|1816||1822||Appointed Membre Correspondant de l'Académie des Sciences||ref:673|
Very many publications . Author of books on cartography and hydrography .