[Caption Title:] Motion de M. De Curt, député de la Guadeloupe, Au nom des Colonies réunies. Louis de Curt.
Constitution for the French Colonies

[Caption Title:] Motion de M. De Curt, député de la Guadeloupe, Au nom des Colonies réunies.

A Paris: Chez Baudouin, Imprimeur de L’Assemblée Nationale, rue du Foin Saint-Jacques, No. 31. 1789. First edition. Published unbound. 15, (1) p. In fine condition.

Curt’s proposal to establish a committee of twenty members, who composes constitutions for the French colonies.

Louis de Court (1722 or 1752 – ca. 1805) who was the Captain of the colonial troops at Guadeloupe until 1779, and the representative of Guadeloupe in the National Constituent Assembly. He suggested the formation of a commission to write particular constitutions for the colonies (see this pamphlet), and argued that exclusively white planters should write it. His proposal was failed to pass.

In 1794, he signed the Whitehall Accord, an agreement between counter-revolutionary colonists from the French possessions of Saint-Domingue, Martinique and Guadeloupe with the British Empire, that allowed them to maintain slavery, which had been abolished by the French French government, while the British were allowed to military occupy and to receive financial proceeds from the colonies.

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