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INTRODUCTION. - Alexis de Tocqueville, Abolition of Slavery 
Report made to the Chamber of Deputies on the Abolition of Slavery in the French Colonies, by Alexis de Tocqueville; July 23, 1839. Translated from the French (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1840).
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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by
james munroe and company,
in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
metcalf, torry, and ballou.
The Commission, in whose behalf this Report was presented to the French Chamber last year, was composed of MM. Baron Roger, De Tocqueville, Count de Sade, Wustenberg de Rémusat, Cadeau-d’Acy, Dugabé, Odilon Barrot, Viscount de Panat.
The French Executive is more and more impressed with the importance of the subject, as may be seen by the following report of the Minister of the Marine and the colonies, presented to Louis Philippe in May last, and which has been approved by his Majesty.
“Each day so augments the number and importance of the questions relative to slavery, as well as to the political constitution of the colonies, and these questions raise difficulties so serious, that I feel the necessity of submitting them to the examination of a consulting Commission, chosen from the members of the primary State bodies. I have the honor to beg your Majesty’s approval of the following nomination.
In order to put the reader of M. De Tocqueville’s Report in possession of as complete an idea of the French Colonies as one page can present, the following statistics are subjoined. The table is compiled principally from M’Culloch, whose authority is Montvéran, Essai de Statistique sur les Colonies, Pièces Justicatives, Nos. 5 and 6.
Statement (in Killogrammes) of the products of the French Colonies imported into France in 1831. The Killogramme is equal to 22 lbs. Avoirdupois.