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the patrons and protectors of the whole body of the free ne足 groes and mulattoes : and they now made no fcruple of feizing the perfons and effects of all fuch of the whites as oppofed their projects, fending great numbers of them in a ftate of arreft to Europe, to anfwer before the national aiTembly to the accufations which they pretended to tranfmit againft them. Among the perfons thus imprifoned and tranfported to France, were comprehended the colonel, lieutenant-colonel, and many other officers of the Cape regiment. T H E white inhabitants now called aloud for the election of a new colonial aiTembly, and hoped that the neceffity of levying taxes would induce the commiffioners to iffue orders for that purpofe ; but inftead of complying with the publick requeft, they fubftituted what was called une commission intermediaire, by nominating twelve perfons, fix of whom had been members of the laft affembly, to act as a fort of legiflative council : the other iix were mulattoes. T o this motley board, the commif足 fioners delegated authority to raife money from the inhabitants ; referving to themfelves, however, the right of appropriating and expending it, as they alone fhould think proper. IN the meanwhile the new governor (Defparbes) began to manifeft fome figns of diffatisfaction and impatience. He com足 plained that he was confidered as a mere cypher in the govern足 ment, or rather as an inftrument in the commiffioners' hands. His complaints were anfwered by the arreft of his perfon, and he foon afterwards followed his predeceffor, M . Blanchelande, ftate prifoner to France.

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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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