This abolitionist pamphlet is a response to the West Indian pro-slave trade lobby which in 1791 used the outbreak of revolution among the slaves in the French colony of Saint Domingue (Haiti) to inspire fear in Britain of the consequences that might result from abolition. The pamphlet argues that abolitionism cannot be blamed for the revolutionary violence in St. Domingue, but rather that the French should have fully applied the principle of universal rights, and undertaken slave reforms.
Appendix: English translation of Jean-Philippe Garran de Coulon, Opinion de J-Ph. Garran,... sur les causes et les remèdes des désastres des colonies, lue à la séance du 29 février 1792 (Paris: Impr. Nationale).