Box Fourteen [series]:
Documents from 1744.
Reports and memoranda cover: trade with Russia; the Levant; taxation; corsair warfare; Navy archives; Mediterranean operations; expenses; French commerce in general; the armament of ships and its funding; warfare with British; treasurers; the case of La Lievende; commercial regulations for Naples based on report on trade; the Acadtmie Royale de Musique (the singer Lany's dispute).
Other documents include: orders; a list of ships.
Of special interest: Maurepas' memorandum on the state of the Navy in 1745; the marquise de Mezieres' plan for invasion of England; Fournier's report on losses in French commerce during years of war with England and the consequent need for strong trade; proposal for a new method of fighting enemies at sea.