Portrait of Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham relates a number of “abominations” to the French National Convention urging them to emancipate their colonies (1793)

Found in: The Works of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 4

In an address to the French National Convention in 1793, Jeremy Bentham urged the delegates to emancipate the colonies from French rule. He particularly denounced the policy of the government monopolizing the sugar trade:

Colonies, Slavery & Abolition

The attempt, I say, is iniquitous: it is an aristocratical abomination: it is a cluster of aristocratical abominations: it is iniquitous towards them; but much more as among yourselves.