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Sicknefs among the Troops, and the Causes thereof.—Reinforce­ ment.—Dreadful Mortality.—General Whyte is fucceeded by Brigadier General Horneck.—Leogane taken by the Rebels.— Temporary Successes of Lieutenant-Colonel Brisbane at Artibonite.—Revolt of the Mulattoes at St. Marc.—Attack of Fort Bizotton.—Preparations by Rigaud for a second Attempt on Tiburon.—The Post attacked on Christmas Day, and carried.— Gallant Defence and Escape of the Garrison, and melancholy Fate of Lieutenant Baskerville.—Lieutenant-Colonels Brijbane and Markham killed.—Obfervations and Strictures on the Con­ duct of the War.

FROM the fuccefs which attended the Britifh arms in the conqueft of Port au Prince, it might have been hoped that we were now to enter on the furvey of brighter profpects than thofe which have hitherto prefented themfelves to our contemplation ; but a melancholy reverfe of fortune was foon to await the conquerors ; for, immediately after poffeffion was taken of the town, the fame dreadful fcourge—difeafe, exafperated to contagion, which had been fo fatally prevalent among our troops, in the preceding autumn, renewed its deftructive progrefs; and, on this occafion, it is not difficult to trace the proximate caufes of fo terrible a calamity. T h e fituation of

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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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