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manded in the fouth, now determined to make a bold effort for the recovery of Fort Bizotton, in which, if he had fuc足 ceeded, the lofs of the whole of the Britifh army at Port au Prince would have been inevitable. T h e fort was attacked early in the morning of the 5th of December, by three co足 lumns of the enemy, amounting in the whole to about two thoufand men ; but they were defeated with great flaughter on their part, and with little lofs on ours. Captain Grant, however, and both his lieutenants, Clunes and Hamilton, were Severely wounded early in the attack ; yet they continued their efforts, and nobly fucceeded; and General Williamfon bore teftimony to their good conduct and valour. in this attack, Rigaud refolved to make another, and a more formidable attempt, for the recovery of Tiburon. His intentions were known, and his project might have been defeated, if any one Englifh fhip of war could have been fpared to watch his motions off the harbour of Aux Cayes, from whence he conveyed his artillery, ammunition, and provi足 fions. H e proceeded, however, without interruption in his BAFFLED

among fome of the French inhabitants under the Britifh protection to cut him off; but it was happily difcovered and defeated before it broke out into action. T h i s happened the beginning of January 1795 ; and a ftill more daring and dangerous plot was carried on a month afterwards in Port au Prince, to fcize on the garrifon, and put all the Englifh to death. This confpiracy alfo was fortunately difcovered, and twenty of the confpirators being brought to trial before a council of war, compofed of the principal commanders by fea and land (among whom were five French field officers) they were all adjudged to fuffer death, and fifteen of them were accordingly fhot on the 18th of February.

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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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