James Cole Mountflorence

James Cole Mountflorence (born James Cole; died January 31, 1820) was an American businessman and Federalist diplomat in Paris during the French Revolution.wikipedia
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James Cole Mountflorence (born James Cole; died January 31, 1820) was an American businessman and Federalist diplomat in Paris during the French Revolution.

French Revolution

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James Cole Mountflorence (born James Cole; died January 31, 1820) was an American businessman and Federalist diplomat in Paris during the French Revolution.

William Blount

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He went to France in 1792 as an agent for the mercantile firm of William Blount, Thomas Blount, and John Gray Blount.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

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Following Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's expulsion from France in 1796, Mountflorence was the primary contact in Paris between the French and American governments.

XYZ Affair

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The next year, he served as an intermediary during the XYZ Affair.

John Cole, 1st Baron Mountflorence

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Although there is no known familial connection, he apparently adopted the surname Mountflorence because John Cole of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland became Baron Mountflorence in 1760.

Enniskillen

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Although there is no known familial connection, he apparently adopted the surname Mountflorence because John Cole of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland became Baron Mountflorence in 1760.

County Fermanagh

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Although there is no known familial connection, he apparently adopted the surname Mountflorence because John Cole of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland became Baron Mountflorence in 1760.

Ireland

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Although there is no known familial connection, he apparently adopted the surname Mountflorence because John Cole of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland became Baron Mountflorence in 1760.

Earl of Enniskillen

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Although there is no known familial connection, he apparently adopted the surname Mountflorence because John Cole of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland became Baron Mountflorence in 1760.

American Revolution

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In 1778, Mountflorence departed France to join the American Revolution.

New Bern, North Carolina

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While recovering from illness, he tutored students in New Bern, North Carolina.

North Carolina

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While recovering from illness, he tutored students in New Bern, North Carolina. Mountflorence was a delegate to the United States Constitution ratification convention in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1789.

William Richardson Davie

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In 1780, Mountflorence became a brigade major under William Richardson Davie in the North Carolina militia and quartermaster of the Salisbury District.

Quartermaster

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In 1780, Mountflorence became a brigade major under William Richardson Davie in the North Carolina militia and quartermaster of the Salisbury District.

Salisbury District, North Carolina

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In 1780, Mountflorence became a brigade major under William Richardson Davie in the North Carolina militia and quartermaster of the Salisbury District.

Middle Tennessee

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After the war, Mountflorence served as a deputy surveyor and land agent in Middle Tennessee, then known as the Cumberland region.

Nashville, Tennessee

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Around this time, he settled in Nashville and began practicing law.

Constitution of the United States

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Mountflorence was a delegate to the United States Constitution ratification convention in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1789.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Mountflorence was a delegate to the United States Constitution ratification convention in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1789.

United States Secretary of State

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In 1791, Mountflorence briefly advised United States Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson regarding a land dispute between Virginia and Tennessee (then a federal territory known as the Territory South of the River Ohio).

Thomas Jefferson

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In 1791, Mountflorence briefly advised United States Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson regarding a land dispute between Virginia and Tennessee (then a federal territory known as the Territory South of the River Ohio).

Virginia

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In 1791, Mountflorence briefly advised United States Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson regarding a land dispute between Virginia and Tennessee (then a federal territory known as the Territory South of the River Ohio).