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bances which had fo long afflicted and defolated the colony. C H A P . VIII. Eight thoufand men, felected with great circumfpection, from the national guards, with officers whofe principles were well known to their employers, were accordingly ordered to embark forthwith for St. Domingo. M . Blanchelande, the governorgeneral, was recalled, and a new commiffion of commander in chief given to a Monf. Defparbes. THUS appointed and provided, the civil commiffioners and the new governor took their departure from France in the month of July, probably in much the fame difpofition of mind towards the colonifts, as was manifefted by the Duke D'Alva and his Spanifh and Italian troops in 1568, towards the inhabitants of the Low Countries. Inflamed like them with a fpirit of avarice, fanaticifm, and revenge, they meditated on nothing but on the benefits to arife from feizure and confifcation ; on fchemes of mifchief and projects of vengeance. THEY landed at Cape François on the 13th of September, and finding M . Blanchelande at great variance with the colonial aiTembly, the commiffioners took the fhorteft courfe poffible to terminate the difpute, by forthwith diffolving the aiTembly and fending the unfortunate Blanchelande a ftate prifoner to France, where, as to be accufed was to be condemned, he foon afterwards perifhed by the guillotine (c). DISMAY and terror now prevailed throughout the colony. D e ­ legates were fent to the civil commiffioners from all quarters, to (c) 7th April, I 7 9 3 .

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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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