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both the town and the harbour; but both the hills and the C H A P . IX. vallies are abundantly fertile. T o the eaft. is fituated the noble plain of Cul de Sac, extending from thirty to forty miles in length by nine in breadth, and it contained one hundred and fifty fugar-plantations, moft of which were capable of being watered in times of drought, by canals admirably contrived and difpofed for that purpofe. T h e circumjacent mountains were at the fame time clothed with plantations of coffee, which ex足 tended quite to the Spanifh fettlements. THE population and flate of agriculture in the Weftern pro足 vince were as follow: white inhabitants of all ages 12,798; negroes in a ftate of flavery 192,961 plantations of clayed fugar 135, of mufcovado 222. Plantations of coffee 894, of cotton 489, of indigo 1952, befides 343 fmaller fettlements. THE Southern province, extending upwards of fixty leagues from Cape Tiburon, along the fouthern coaft. of the ifland to L'Ance a Pitre, contained ten parifhes, and two chief towns, Aux Caves and Jacmel; two places of which I fhall here足 after have occafion to fpeak. It poffeffes no fafe harbours, and its roads are dangerous. T h e fhipping that load at Aux Cayes take refuge during the hurricane feafon at La Baye des Flamands. T H E population in this department was compofed of 6,037 whites, and 76,812 negro flaves. Its eftablifhments confifted of 38 plantations of white fugar, and 110 of mufcovado; 214 coffee-plantations, 234 of cotton, 765 of indigo, and 119 fmaller fettlements. THE

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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