This volume contains notification nos. 1 to 173. In February of 1848, King Louis-Phillipe of France was overthrown and replaced by the Second Republic. The orders convey the changing situation: proclamation of the French Republic in the French establishments in India; abolition of titles of nobility and dispensation of the oath of office in the king’s name; King Louis-Philippe and his family prohibited from entering the colonies; governors of colonies to be given the title 'commissaires généraux' and 'commissaires de la République'; elections to be held in French India for sending a representative to the National Assembly in France (the following year i.e. 1849, the law was overturned and the representation withdrawn); colonial councils abolished; “Cour royale” changed to “Cour d’appel”; proclamation to the inhabitants of Pondicherry to maintain the customs existing amongst the Malabars (i.e. Tamilians) etc. Some other decisions in the volume relate to: the reorganisation of the administrative staff of the navy; changes to be made to the cadastre of Pondicherry to adhere to the Indian system (compte de paymache) on the lines of the cadastres of Bahour and Villenour; prohibition on the emigration of Indian cultivators; organization of postal services; reduction on the export duties of grains etc.
1 volume containing 12 issues and indices; 507 pages. Dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.
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