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of European troops and fea-faring people), and 434,429 negro C H A P . IX. flaves. In this account, however, the domeftick flaves, and negro mechanicks employed in the feveral towns, are not com足 prehended. They amounted to about 46,000, which made the number of negro flaves throughout the colony 480,000. O F the free people of colour, no very accurate account was obtained. Monf. Marbois, the intendant, reported them in 1787 at about 20,000. In 1790, the general opinion fixed them at 24,000. THE exterior appearance of the colony, as I have obferved in another place, every where demonftrated great and increafing profperity. Cultivation was making rapid advances over the country. T h e towns abounded in warehoufes, which were filled with the richeft commodities and productions of Europe, and the harbours were crouded with fhipping. There were freighted, in 1787, 470 fhips, containing 112,253 tons, and navigated by 11,220 feamen. Many of them were veffels of very large burthen ; and the following is an accurate account, from the intendant's reports, of the general exports, on an average of the years 1787, 1788, and 1789; viz.

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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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