Military man, historian, translator.
Franklin apparently subscribed to the fifteen-volume history of England he proposed to write. Published two of the fifteen volumes under the title of, Histoire générale d’Angleterre … (1777), and sent them to Franklin requesting payment (1777-78).
Held the rank of Colonel of Infantry in the French Army before he was discharged (1763). Lived in London (1764), St. Petersburg (1770), and Amsterdam (1776).
Translated from German, le Maître et le serviteur, by F.-C. Moser. Wrote various historical works such as, La Louisiane ensanglantée (1773), Etat présent de la Louisiane (1776), and Lettres anglaises (1775).