A Literary Tour de France
|Population:||20,000 in 1780.|
|Book Trade:||ten booksellers and four printers. Active book trade and printing industry. Guild, chambre syndicale, and inspector of the book trade.|
|Institutions:||capital of Burgundy, with royal Intendance, military government, parlement high court of justice, Cour des aides and Chambre des comptes financial courts, tax généralité, trade court, and bishopric.|
university (of Law only), college of medicine, college, drawing school, learned academy, theater, concerts, newspaper, and reading cabinet.
high literacy (for entire département): male 54%, female 26%.
|Communications:||destination and overnight stop on diligence post road from Paris to Geneva. On alternate road from Paris to Lyon|
|Economy:||commercial city. Wine, grain, wool, iron, silk and woolens, calicoes, mustard.|