Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era


Government Finances.
France:  Income from General Funds in An 12 (22 September 1803 - 21 September 1804)

General summary of the receipts made in An 12, by the Treasury, as well on the discharge of this year as on the postponed discharge for the years 8, 9, 10 and 11

Note: All monies are in Francs.

Direct Contributions
319,500,565
Control of the recording and the customs. Various products
194,804,087
National Forests
45,528,508
National Fields
6,158,777
Customs
59,603,317
Post Offices
8,946,876
Currencies
1,283,639
Lottery
15,659,400
Saltworks
2,700,000
Various Receipts
32,955,294
Extraordinary and External Receipts
141,178,023
Various Negotiated or Recovered Effects:

From le caisse d'amortissement (Note 1)

1,493,768

By Control of Records

1,428,212
Total
811,040,466

Note:

1. There is no translation. The "Caisse d'amortissement" was originally a mutual insurance fund for the receveurs généraux (head tax collectors). It quickly evolved into a banknotes emitting agent, and a money lender for the government.

Source:

Ferrière, Alexandre de, chef du bureau de statistique au ministère de l'Interieur, ed. Archives statistiques de la France: Juin/Juil. 1804-Déc. 1804/Janv. 1805. Paris: Archives Statistiques de la France, 1805.



 

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