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A T this juncture, the negroes on the plantation of M . Flaville, a few miles diftant, likewife rofe and murdered five white perfons, one of whom (the procureur or attorney for the eftate) had a wife and three daughters. Thefe unfortunate women, while imploring for mercy of the favages on their knees, beheld their hufband and father murdered before their faces. For themfelves, they were devoted to a more horrid fate, and were carried away captives by the affaffins. T H E approach of day-light ferved only to difcover fights of horror. It was now apparent that the negroes on all the eftates in the plain acted in concert, and a general maffacre of the whites took place in every quarter.- On fome few eflates indeed the lives of the women were fpared, but they were referved only to gratify the brutal appetites of the ruffians ; and it is fhocking to relate, that many of them fuffered violation on. the dead bodies of their hufbands and fathers ! IN the town itfelf, the general belief for fome time was, that the revolt was by no means an extenfive, but a fudden and par足 tial infurrection only. T h e largeft fugar plantation on the plain was that of Monf. Gallifet, fituated about eight miles from the town, the negroes belonging to which had always been treated with fuch kindnefs and liberality, and poffeffed fo many advan足 tages, that it became a proverbial expreffion among the lower white people, in fpeaking of any man's good fortune, to fay il eft heureux comme un negre de Gallifet (he is as happy as one of Gallifet's negroes). M . Odeluc, the attorney, or agent, for this plantation, was a member of the general affembly, and being 4

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CHAP. VI.

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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