French businessman, postal administrator, and friend of Franklin.
Named Receiver General of Finance at Lorraine and Barrois (1781). Shareholder in the caisse d’escompte.
Had commercial ties with the firm Basmarein & Raimbaux, and invested in one of their voyages to the United States. Also involved in a similar venture of the firm, Veuve Lalanne & Fils.
One of Franklin’s letters to Madame de Lafreté was included in the Bagatelles.