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H I S T O R Y

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'' of many thoufands of the inhabitants. T h e event has mourn" fully verified my predictions !" ON the recommendation of the provincial affembly of the Northern department, the feveral parifhes throughout the c o ­ lony now proceeded, without further hefitation, to the election of deputies for a new general colonial aifembly. Thefe de­ puties, to the number of one hundred and feventy-fix, met at Leogane, and on the 9th of Auguft declared themfelves the general affembly of the French part of St. Domingo. They trans­ acted however but little bufinefs, but manifefted great unani­ mity and temper in their proceedings, and refolved to hold their meetings at Cape François, whither they adjourned for that purpofe, appointing the 25th of the fame month for open­ ing the feffion. IN the mean-while, fo great was the agitation of the publick mind, M . Blanchelande found it neceffary not only to tranfmit to the provincial affembly of the North, a copy of the letter which he mentions to have written to the king's minifters, but alfo to accompany it with a folemn affurance, pledging himfelf to fufpend the execution of the obnoxious decree, whenever it fhould come out to him properly authenticated ; a meafure which too plainly demonstrated that his authority in the colony was at an end. alarmed at all thefe proceedings, fo hoftile towards them, and probably apprehenfive of a general profcription, the mulattoes throughout the colony began to collect in different places JUSTLY

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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