Printed working documents of the Conseil d'Etat
[1800-1814]
 

 Section des finances (finance) of the Conseil d'Etat (1800-1814)
 

 Spheres of competence of the section des finances of the Conseil d'Etat from 1800 to 1814

Between 1800 and 1815, the scope of a section was defined in relation to the matters and the legislative texts put to it by the ministries. The inventory of printed documents of the Conseil d'Etat gives an idea of the principal questions that were submitted to it, in the absence of the agendas and minutes of its meetings which were destroyed in 1871.

Between 1800 and 1815, most of the draft legislation involved the administration of various taxes and duties. It was at this time that the methods of collecting direct and indirect taxes were put in place. The role of the section des finances was central to the overall organisation of taxation, in particular through its regulation of problems of abuse and embezzlement.

All the efforts of the section des finances and the ministry went into paying off the public debt and the regular collection of taxes. The range of subjects dealt with by the section des finances between 1800 and 1815, according to the inventory of printed documents of the Conseil d'Etat, is as follows:

1. Miscellaneous taxes and duties
Management of direct and indirect taxes
Definition of taxes year by year
Administration of land tax; administration of personal taxes, and tax on rental income and luxury articles
Administration of combined duties on gold and silver, playing cards, public vehicles, inland navigation, use of rivers, tobacco, salt, duties on wines, ciders and perries, beers, manufacturing duties
Management of duties on seeds, trading dues Collection of death duties Customs duties Postal charges for letters and parcels
City tolls and charity dues
Ground rents
Lottery

2. Paying off of the public debt and mortgages

3. Management of national property
Deductions from purchasers of national property and sale of national estates
Debts of émigrés and management of the property confiscated as a result of emigration

4. Pensions and annuities
Annuities and pensions (payment and settlement of conflicts)
Deductions from the salaries of state employees (organisation of retirement pensions, etc...)
Tontines

5. Administrative organisation
Organisation of the tax department
Creation of the Cour des Comptes (audit office)
Setting up of national and local accounts departments
Administration of forestry and planting along highways
Administration of the saltworks of the East and of salterns
Abuses in bureaux de change Government buildings and land (transfers)
Passports and gun licences
Budget of the Imprimerie Nationale (national printing office)

6. Currency
Monetary reform Creation of the Banque de France
Grades of precious metals

 

 Composition of the section des finances from 1800 to 1813. (1)


Year
Number
members
President Conseillers
d'Etat
Maîtres
des requêtes
Auditeurs

1800
1801

6
Defermon Barbé-Marbois Devaisne Duchâtel Dufresne Régnier    
1801
1802
5
Defermon Bérenger
Devaisnes
Duchâtel
Régnier
   
1802
1803
8
Defermon Bérenger
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin
Dauchy
Devaisnes
Duchâtel
Jolivet
   
1803
1804
11
Defermon Bérenger
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin
Dauchy
Dubois des Vosges
Duchâtel
Jolivet
  Lecouteulx, Félix
Leblanc Pommard
1805
12
Defermon Bérenger
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin
Dauchy
Duchâtel
Jolivet
Mollien
  Godard de Plancy
Leblanc Pommard
Lecouteulx, Félix
Perregaux
1806
15
Defermon Bérenger
Bergon
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin
Duchâtel
Jaubert
Jolivet
  Anisson Duperron
Lepelletier d'Aunay
Maurice
Perregaux
Taboureau
Vincent Marniola
Wischer de Celles
1807
14
Defermon Bérenger
Bergon
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin
Duchâtel
Jaubert
Jolivet
  Anisson Duperron
Lepelletier d'Aunay
Maurice
Perregaux
Taboureau
Vincent Marniola
1808
14
Defermon Bérenger
Bergon
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin
Duchâtel
Jaubert
  Anisson Duperron
Bouvier du Molart
Lecouteulx, Félix
Lepelletier d'Aunay
Perregaux
Taboureau
Vincent Marniola
1809
27
Defermon Bérenger
Bergon
Boulay de la Meurthe
Collin de Sussy
Duchâtel
Français de Nantes
Giunti
Jaubert
  Amyot
Anisson Duperron
Caron de Saint Thomas
Cochelet
Delaage
Dutilleul
Duval
Fargues
Finot
Lecouteulx, Félix
Pépin de Belle Isle
Perregaux
Saint Didier
Taboureau
1810
20
Defermon Boulay de la Meurthe
Giunti
Jaubert
Jolivet
Fréville
Labouillerie
Louis
Taillepied de Bondy
Amyot
Delaage
Dutilleul
Duval
Finot
Guasco de Castelletto
Lecouteulx Canteleu
Perregaux
Saint Didier
Taboureau
Taparelli de Zey
1811
16
Defermon Appélius
Giunti
Jaubert
Jolivet
Le Camus de Neville
Bruyn
Labouillerie

Amyot
Balbe Berthe Crillon
Cochelet
Delahante
Gasson
Lecouteulx Canteleu
Perregaux
Saint Didier

1812
17
Defermon Appélius
Giunti
Jaubert
Jolivet
Belleville
Bruyn
Labouillerie
Pelet de la Lozère
Amyot
Cochelet
Delage
Delahante
Gasson
Lecouteulx Canteleu
Perregaux
Saint Didier
1813
17
Defermon Appélius
Giunti
Jaubert
Jolivet
Louis
Belleville
Bruyn
Labouillerie
Pelet fils
Amyot
Cochelet
Delage
Delahante
Lecouteulx Canteleu
Perregaux
Saint Didier
 
1)
From The Almanach national then Almanach impérial, search made by Marie-Catherine Vignal. [back]