SURINAM -- PLESSIS, S. du./J.J. MAURICIUS. Recueil van egte stukken en bewyzen door Salomon du Plessis, geweeze Raad van Policie en Criminilee Justitie in de Colonie van Suriname, en door andere, tegens Mr. Jan Jacob Mauricius, Gouverneur Generaal over de Colonie van Suriname (…). Als mede door de Societeit van Surinam, en den selve Gouverneur Mauricius, tegens den gemelde du Plessis en andere. Dl. 3-4 & 'Bylaagen specteerende tot het berigt door de societeit van Suriname'. (Amst., n.pr.), 1752. 3 (of 5) in 2 vols. Fol. Cont. hcf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt backs. (Spine of 'Bijlagen' dam., corners dam./bumped, paper on sides worn/partly gone).In 1742 Jan Jacob Mauricius (1692-1768) was appointed as governor of Suriname. It has been said that with Mauricius the Enlightenment entered the colony. His nine-year administration was characterized by much opposition from part of the powerful planters, the so-called cabal. The resistance became so bad that even accusations against the States-General were brought against him. He returned in 1751, completely acquitted and honourably discharged. This work was financed by the "Sociëteit van Suriname" and appeared in 1752 in 600 copies, in defence of Mauricius against allegations of mismanagement and abuse of power by Samuel du Plessis and other opponents. - See 'Voltaire, Joan Jacob Mauricius en de Surinaamse Slavernij' by J. Besseling in 'Mededelingen v.d. Stichting J. Campo Weyerman', Jg. 36 (2013), p. 24ff . - Extremely rare work.
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