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H I S T O R Y

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VIII.

Reception and"Proceedingsof the Civil Commissioners, and their Re­ turn to France—National Decree of the 4th of April 1792— Appointment of a new Governor (Mons. Desparbes) and three other Commissioners (Santhonax, Polverel, and Ailhaud)—Their Embarkation and Arrival, with a select Body of Troops—Their violent Proceedings—Appointment, by the Executive Council, of M. Galbaud as Chief Governor, in the Room of Desparbes— His Arrival, and Difputes with the Commissioners—Both Par­ ties proceed to Hostilities—The revolted Negroes called in to the Assiftance of the Commissioners—A general Massacre of the White Inhabitants, and Conflagration of the Town of Cape François.

CHAP. VIII. January J792.

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H E civil commiffioners who were to reftore peace and fubordination in St. Domingo, and whofe arrival there was noticed in the laft Chapter, were named Mirbeck, Roome, and St. Leger. Mirbeck and Roome had formerly been known as advocates in the parliaments of Paris ; and St. Leger, who was a native of Ireland, had practifed many years in France as a, furgeon. Although the confufion of the times had elevated thefe men to power, not one of them was diftinguifhed for ex­ traordinary abilities, and their rank in life was not fuch as to command any great degree of confideration from the planters. They

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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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