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for protection, brought a dreadful confirmation of the fatal tidings. THE rebellion firft broke out on a plantation called Noé, in the parifh of Acul, nine miles only from the city. Twelve or fourteen of the ringleaders, about the middle of the night, proceeded to the refinery, or fugar-houfe, and feized on a young man, the refiner's apprentice, dragged him to the front of the dwelling-houfe, and there hewed him into pieces with their cutlafTes : his fcreams brought out the overfeer, whom they inftantly fhot. T h e rebels now found their way to the apart­ ment of the refiner, and maffacred him in his bed. A young man lying fick in a neighbouring chamber, was left apparently dead of the wounds inflicted by their cutlaffes: he had ftrength enough however to crawl to the next plantation, and relate the horrors he had witneffed. H e reported, that all the whites of the eftate which he had left were murdered, except only the furgeon, whom the rebels had compelled to accompany them, on the idea that they might ftand in need of his profeffional affiftance. Alarmed by this intelligence, the perfons to whom it was com~ municated immediately fought their fafety in flight. What became of the poor youth I have never been informed. THE revolters (confifting now of all the flaves belonging to that plantation) proceeded to the houfe of a Mr. Clement, by whofe negroes alfo they were immediately joined, and both he and his refiner were maffacred. The murderer of Mr. Clement was his own poftillion, a man to whom he had always fhewn great kindnefs. T h e other white people on this eflate con­ trived to make their efcape. AT

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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