hardcover. 484pp. 12mo, cloth. N.Y.: Redfield, 1854. First Edition in English. vg.
"Adopting this city, (New Orleans) as his American home, which he defended as a soldier in the Battle of New Orleans, he began thirty- three years of shuttling between New Orleans and the European continent. Although his chief business was cotton speculation, he was early engaged in a gigantic banking scheme to bring silver from Mexico to the United States and then to ship it to Napoleon." Clark Old South II, 161. Howes N-169.