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ties on the other. The enflaved negroes in the diftrict called Cul de Sac having joined the mulattoes, a bloody engagement took place, in which the negroes, being ranged in front, and acting without any kind of difcipline, left two thoufand of their number dead on the field. Of the mulattoes about fifty were killed, and feveral taken prifoners. T h e whites claimed the victory ; but for want of cavalry were unable to improve it by a purfuit, and contented themfelves with fatiating their revenge on their captives. Every refinement in cruelty that the mofl: depraved imagination could fuggeft, was practifed on the perfons of thofe wretched men. One of the mulatto leaders was unhap­ pily among the number : him the victors placed on an elevated feat in a cart, and fecured him in it by driving large fpiked nails through his feet into the boards. In this condition he was drawn a miferable fpectacle through the city. His bones were afterwards broken, and he was then thrown alive into the flames ! T H E mulattoes fcorned to be outdone in deeds of vengeance, and atrocities fhameful to humanity. In the neighbourhood of Jeremie a body of them attacked the houfe of M . Sejourné, and fecured the perfons both of him and his wife. This unfortunate woman (my hand trembles while I write Î) was far advanced in her pregnancy. T h e monfters, whoSe prifoner fhe was, having firft murdered her hufband in her prefence, ripped her up alive, and threw the infant to the hogs.—They then (how Shall I relate it !) fewed up the head of the murdered hufband in. — ! ! ! -—Such are thy triumphs, philanthropy ! WITH

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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