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Exposé des Faits qui ont accompagné l'agression des Français contre l'Ile de Tahiti, par les Directeurs de la Société des Missions de Londres. Traduit de l'Anglais
Paris: L.-R. Delay, 1843. Octavo, viii, 80 pp.; uncut in original printed wrappers. France and Britain compete for control of Tahiti. A very scarce pamphlet: this discussion of the issue of French sovereignty in Tahiti is collected and translated from publications of the London Missionary Society, and publishes material from various sources including Captain FitzRoy's address to the Missionary Society, details of the visit of the Artémise to Tahiti and the various manoeuvrings of its Captain, La Place; details on the Moerenhout incident, and other articles on the Catholic missions in Tahiti.The London Missionary Society had been active in Tahiti since the arrival of their ship Duff in 1797, and in this tract they denounced French colonisation and promoted Tahitian self-determination.
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