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Some of them were indeed referved for the further gratification of the luft of the ravages, and others had their eyes fcooped out with a knife. IN the parifh of Limbè, at a place called the Great Ravine, a venerable planter, the father of two beautiful young ladies, was tied down by a favage ringleader of a band, who ravifhed the eldeft daughter in his prefence, and delivered over the youngeft to one of his followers: their paffion being fatisfied, they flaughtered both the father and the daughters. AMIDST thefe fcenes of horror, one inftance however occurs of fuch fidelity and attachment in a negro, as is equally unex­ pected and affecting. Monf. and Madame Baillon, their daughter and fon-in-law, and two white fervants, refiding on a mountain plantation about thirty miles from Cape Francois, were apprized of the revolt by one of their own flaves, who was himfelf in the confpiracy, but promifed, if poffible, to fave the lives of his mafter and his family. Having no immediate means of providing for their efcape, he conducted them into an adjacent wood; after which he went and joined the revolters. The following night, he found an opportunity of bringing them provifions from the rebel camp. T h e fecond night he returned again, with a further fupply of pro­ visions ; but declared that it would be out of his power to give them any further affiftance. After this, they faw nothing of the negro for three days ; but at the end of that time he came again ; and directed the family how to make their way to a river which led to Port Margot, affuring them they would find a canoe on a part of the river which he defcribed. They followed his diL 2

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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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