Roster of Membership in the Society of Friends of Blacks, 1789

Jacques Brissot founded the Society of the Friends of Blacks in 1788 to agitate against the slave trade and slavery itself. Brissot modeled the Society on the London Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade established in 1787. He hoped that the groups might cooperate in an international effort to eliminate the slave trade. The French society, knowing that the colonial and commercial interests invested in slavery still exercised great power, cautiously advanced its proposals. This caution was well–founded, since some deputies faced personal attacks in the streets of Paris for their unpopular views. As the roster shows, the society included many leading intellectuals, politicians, and even aristocrats.


Roster of Membership in the Society of Friends of Blacks, 1789

Officers:
The Marquis of Condorcet, President
Mr. de Gramagnac, Secretary
Mr. Dufossey de Bréban, Treasurer

Members of the Committee
Misters:
Brissot de Warville
E. Claviere
Brack
Duchesnay
Dufossey de Bréban
De Bourge
De Montcloux
De Blaire
De Petitval
The Duke of la Rochefoucault
The Duke of Charost
The Marquis of Condorcet
De Gramagnac
Cuchet
De Pastoret
Gallois

Roster of Membership in the Society of Friends of Blacks, by order of their entry:
Misters:
Brissot de Warville, rue d'Amboise, nº. 10.
E. Claviere, Administrator of the Royal Life Insurance Company, rue d'Amboise, nº. 10.
The Marquis of Beaupoil Saint-Aulaire, at the Temple.
Brack, General Director for Trade, rue de Grammont, nº. 2.
Cerisier, Bourbonnois.
Duchesnay, Royal Censor, rue des Bernardins, nº. 37.
Nicholas Bergasse, rue de Carême-prenant.
The Marquis of Valady, London.
Dufossey de Bréban, Director of Government Oversight, rue de Grammont, nº. 19.
De Bourge, rue des Filles du Calvaire, nº. 16.
The Marquise of Baussans, Place Royale.
The Marquis of la Fayette, rue de Bourbon, nº. 81.
J. J. Clavière, Merchant, rue Coq-héron, Parliament of England.
Roman, Merchant, rue Coq-héron, Parliament of England.
De Montcloux, son, Farmer General, rue S. Honorée, nº. 341.
De Montcloux de la Villeneuve, Councilor to the Cour des Aides, rue S. Honoré, nº. 341.
De Blaire, Councilor to the Cour des Aides, rue Buffaut, near the Barrière Cadet.
Madame Poivre, rue Feydeau, nº. 22.
De Trudaine, Councilor to the Parlement of Paris, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, nº. 39.
De Trudaine de la Sablière, Councilor to the Parlement of Paris, rue des France-Bourgeois, nº. 39.
Malartic de Fonda, Petition Judge, Passage des Petits-Pères, nº. 7.
Le Roi de Petitval, General Manager, Passage des Petits-Pères, nº. 7.
The Abbot Colin, Presbetary of Saint-Eustache.
Du Rouvray, Ireland.
The Duke of la Rochefoucault, rue de Seine Faubourg Saint-Germain, nº. 42.
The Duke of Charost, rue de Bourbon, nº. 70.
Short, First Secretary of the Embassy of the United States, near the Grille de Chaillot.
De Pilles, former Tax Collector, rue de Grammont, nº. 19.
The Marquis of Condorcet, Permanent Secretary to the Academy of Science, Member of the Academie Française, Hôtel de la Monnoie.
Charton de la Terrière, America.
Kornman, rue Carême-prenant.
Blot, Gold inspector, Lyon.
Esmangard, son, Counselor to the Parlement of Paris, rue des Capucines, nº. 22.
Dieres, Counselor to the Cour des Aides, rue Jacob.
Des Faucherets, rue de Paradis.
Gramagnac, M.D., Hôtel de Lussan, rue de Croix des Petits-Champs.
Lanthenas, M.D., rue Thevenot, nº. 31.
Bérand, rue Mêlée, nº. 12.
The Count of Coustard Saint-Lô, rue Nôtre-Dame des Victoires, nº. 31.
Du Vaucel, Farmer General, rue neuve des Mathurins, nº. 1.
The Duke of Llavré, rue de Bourbon, nº. 72.
The Bishop of Chartres, Chartres.
Cuchet, Bookseller, rue Serpente.
Gallois, Attorney to Parlement, rue des petits-Augustins, nº. 24.
The Marquis of Mons, rue neuve des Petits-Champs, nº. 26.
The Abbot Guyot, Provost of Saint Martin of Tours, rue Traversière, nº. 35.
Pigot, Geneva.
The Baron Dietrick, rue Poissonière.
Lavoisier, Farmer General, at the Arsenal.
Bergerot, Director of Farms, hôtel des Fermes.
Biderman, Merchant, Brussels.
De Pastoret, Petition Judge, rue des Capucines, nº. 74.
Cottin son, Banker, Chaussée d'Antin, nº. 6.
The Count of Avaux, rue S. Dominique, nº. 49.
D'Audignac, Director of Public Services, rue de Choiseul.
The Count of la Cépede, Jardin du Roi.
Munier de Montengis, Hôtel Royal des Invalides.
Madame Clavière, rue d'Amboise, nº. 10.
The Chevalier of Boussiers, hôtel de Rohan, rue de Varenne.
Gougenot, General Collector for Public Services, rue de Choiseul.
Petry, Director of Fermes, hôtel de Longueville, rue S. Niçaise.
De Saint-Alphonse, General Farmer, rue S. Honoré, nº. 423.
Fortin, rue de Choiseul.
Henry, Attorney to Parlement, rue S. Jean-de-Beauvais.
The Count of Crillon, Place de Louis XV.
The Prince Emmanuel de Salm, rue de Grenelle, faubourg S. Germain, nº. 231.
The Duchess of la Rochefoucault, rue de Seine, faubourg S. Germain.
Duport, Counselor to Parlement, rue du Grand-Chantier, nº. 2.
Segretier.
The Marquise of La Fayette, rue de Bourbon, nº. 81.
Soufflot, Building Inspector of Sainte Géneviève, Saint Géneviève.
Agasse de Cresne, rue Pavée S. André-des-Arts, nº. 12.
Servat, Official of the City of Bordeaux, Boulevard Montmorency, across from the Pavilion.
Croharé, rue de la Comédie Française, at the corner of the rue des Cordeliers.
The Count of Valence, rue Chaussée d'Antin, nº. 70.
Hocquart de Tremilly, Attorney General of the Cour des Aides, rue Neuve des Petits-Champs, nº. 71.
The Count Charles de Lameth, cul-de-sac Nôtre-Dame-des-Champs.
The Chevalier Alexandre de Lameth, same address.
The Chevalier Théodore de Lameth, same address.
The Marquis of le Chatelet, hôtel de Brissac, quai des Théatins.
The Prince of Leon, hôtel de la Rochefoucault, rue de Seine.
The Count of Rochechouart, rue de Grenelle, faubourg S. Germain, nº. 99.
Molliens, First Assistant of Finance, rue de la Michaudière.
Bergon, First Assistant of Finance, rue de la Michaudière.
De Sannois, Farmer General, hôtel des Fermes.
The Viscount of Ricey.
The Count of Gouvernet, rue de Verneuil, nº. 50.
Benoît de Lamothe, Deputy Chief of Accounting for Public Services, rue neuve Saint Eustache, nº. 21.
The Chevalier of Léaumur, rue Thérèse, nº. 1.
Leroy de Camilly, Paymaster of Annuities, rue S. Marc, nº. 23.
Dupleix de Mezy, Attorney to Parlement, rue des petites Ecuries du Roi.
Vallou de Villeneuve, Deputy Chief of Public Services, rue S. Joseph.
The Marquis of la Feuillade, rue des Marais.
De Meulan, General Collector of Finance, rue de Clichy.

Associated Foreigners
The Abbot Piatoli, boulevard de Richelieu, care of Princess Lubormiska.

Source: Jacques-Pierre Brissot, Tableau des Membres de la Société des Amis des Noirs (Paris: 1789), 1–8.