Mémoire Adressé par le Conseil des Délégués des Colonies, à Messieurs les Membres du Conseil des Ministres.
1842 French governmental report on its island colonies in the Caribbean and Africa
1842 French governmental report on its colonies of Martinique, Guadalupe, and Guyane (French Guyana), in the Caribbean, and Bourbon (today Réunion), east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
The report was issued by a small committee and signed in print by its member representing Martinique, the French mathematician and economist Baron Pierre Charles François Dupin (1784–1873).
The document opens with a dire report on the distressed state of the colonies’ industrial economies and the flagrant injustices of the colonial situation. Equality in regard to tariffs, imports and exports is the remedy. Their relief is sought through a claim to being entitled to these rights due to their importance in the greater French colonial system.
Description: Mémoire Adressé par le Conseil des Délégués des Colonies, à Messieurs les Membres du Conseil des Ministres.
Paris: Imprimerie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1842. First Edition. 14pp. Pamphlet; removed, dbd., without wrappers. Title-leaf with closed diagonal tear near spine fold; good.
OCLC, two copies, both at BnF.