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Emigrations—Overtures to the British Government accepted— Situation and Strength of the Republican Party in St. Domingo, and Disposition of the Inhabitants—Negro Slavery abolished by the French Commssioners—-Armament allotted for the Invasion of the Country—Surrender of Jeremie and the Mole at Cape St. Nicholas—Unsuccessful Attempt on Cape Tiburon—Further Proceedings of the Britijh Army until the Arrival of General Whyte—Capture of Fort au Prince.

THE deftruction of the beautiful city of Cape François, X and the maffacre of moft of the white inhabitants, were the fad events which terminated our hiftorical detail at the clofe of the Eighth Chapter. It was obferved, however, that M. Galbaud and his partizans, among whom were comprehended many refpectable families, had fortunately embarked on the fhips in the harbour, juft before the revolted negroes entered the town. Happy to fly from a country devoted to ruin, they directed their courfe to the unitedftatesof North America ; and to the honour of the human character (debafed as we have beheld it in other fituations) they found there, what great numbers of their unhappy fellow-citizens had found before them, a refuge from the reach of perfecution, and an afylum from the preffure of poverty. T

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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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