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T H E governor of St. Domingo, at that time, was the unfortunate General Blanchelande; a marechal de camp in the French fervice, who has fince pe­ rilled on the fcaffold, He did us the honour to re­ ceive us on the quay. A committee of the colo­ nial affembly, accompanied by the governor's only fon, an amiable and accomplifhed youth *had be­ fore attended us on board the Blonde, and we were immediately conducted to the place of their meet­ ing. The fcene was flriking and folemn. The hall was fplendidly illuminated, and all the mem­ bers appeared in mourning. Chairs were placed for US within the bar, and the Governor having taken his feat on the right hand of the Prefident, the lat­ ter addreffed us in an eloquent and affecting oration, of which the following is as literal a tranflation as the idiom of the two languages will admit:

" W E were not miftaken, Gentlemen, when we placed our confidence in your generofity; but we could hardly enter­ tain the hope, that, befides fending us This young gentleman likewife perifhed by the guillotine under the of Roberfpierre.

tyranny

He was maffacred at Paris, on the 20th July 1794, in the

twentieth year of his age,

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fuccours.

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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