France Grants Suffrage to People of Color Born to Free Parents [France]. [Assemblee Nationale Constituante]. Loi Relative Aux Colonies, Avec l'Expose des Motifs qui en ont Determine les Dispositions. Donnee a Paris, Le 1.er Juin 1791. [Drop- Head Title]. [Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1791].  pp. Quarto (9-3/4" x 7-3/4"). Disbound, single-column text, large woodcut vignette above title, stamps of National Assembly in red ink and stamped signature of Marguerite-Louis-Francois Duport-Dutertre, minister of justice, at end of text. Moderate toning, light edgewear and soiling, first and final leaves detached, annotation in early hand above vignette. $450. * Grounded in the liberalizing spirit of the French Revolution, this act granting the right of membership in colonial assemblies to people of color born to free parents. OCLC locates 9 copies of this imprint, 3 in North America (American Philosophical Society, Hagley Museum, Northwestern University, University of Michigan). Not in Bissainthe.
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