The Observations Importantes by Sugar Traders in Nantes, France Collection contains a document entitled "Observations Importantes" and was written in 1788 by anonymous sugar traders in Nantes, France. The traders claimed indemnities because their trade suffered as a result of the "Traite des Noirs pour les colonies" in the years 1787-1788. They also complained about the refusal of the "Ferme Generale" to pay the premiums for the slaves. The second manuscript document is entitled "Avis" and appears to have been written by deputies of commerce of Brittany. The Avis responds to the "Observations" and also discusses the growing arms trade.