Reading: Rutgers University: Professor Eugene N. White’s "France’s Slow Transition from Privatized to Government-Administered Tax Collection: Tax Farming in the Eighteenth Century” (PDF)
The above link no longer works (Rutgers seems to have restructured its website),
I wasn’t able to find the document anywhere on Rutgers but, after a bit of searching did succeed in finding an alternative source:
This is a doubly welcome find. Not only does it locate a missing resource but it also flags up for me a previously unknown open access repository (of economics papers). The site’s terms allow any non-commercial use and guarantee link security for a minimum of five years the latter undertaking being especially welcome.