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Fatisfaction to the reader to be prefented with a picture or ftate of the colony, as it exifted in the days of its profperity ;—its cul­ ture, population, and produce;—-its growing importance and com­ mercial value. Hitherto, we have contemplated nothing but fcenes of defolation.—We fhall now behold a pleafing contraft in the bleffings of regular government: due fubordination, focial or­ der, extenfive commerce, peaceful induftry, increafing cultivation, fmiling plenty, and general happinefs ! T h e conclufions to be drawn from the contemplation of fcenes fo different in their na­ ture are of importance to all mankind.

The Account given above of the Destruction of the City of Cape François, was drawn up with as much Caution as the Cafe Seemed to require, from Information transmitted to the Author by Perfons in Jamaica and St. Domingo, some of whom differed in many essential Circumstances from others. He had afterwards an Opportunity of conversingpersonally on the Sub­ ject with a Gentleman of St. Domingo, on whose Veracity and Honour he could place the fullest Dependance, by whom he was favoured with thefollowing Notes or Memoranda in Writing, which he thinks best to lay before his Readers verbatim. NOTES SUR 1'EVÈNEMENT DU CAP.

L E General Galbaud avoit mandé au Cap les commiffaire Santhonax et Polverel, de la maniere la plus imperieufe; les commiffaires fe font déterminés a s'y rendre par terre de S. Marc, d'où ils font

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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