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maux imaginaires ou eloignés, et fur lefquels on n'avoit que des CHAP. II. p. 16. idées vagues. Tous les maux de l'humanité furent l'ouvrage des intrigans, de ces hommes mille fois plus funeftes a là fociété que les brigands le plus feroces, & c Reflexions fur la Colonie de St. Domingue, tom. i. p. 72.

CHAP.

III.

p.

31.

CHAP. III. p. 31.

All that can be urged in extenuation, feems to be that the circumftances of the cafe were novel, and the Members of the Colonial Assembly unexperienced in the business of legislation, &c. A MOST able and elaborate defence of the Colonial Affembly was drawn up by one of its Members (Mr. de Pons) and p u b ­ lifhed at Paris in November 1790, wherein (as far as general rules will admit) the relation in which the Colony ftood to the Mother Country, and the rights that diftinctly appertained to each party, confiftently with that due fubordination which was due from the child to the parent, was clearly, and (with one or two exceptions) I think very accurately defined. I fhall prefent the reader with an extract from this performance, not only as illuftrating the cafe of St. Domingo, but as furnifhing fome hints which the government and colonies of Great Bri­ tain may not find unworthy attention, if unhappily difputes fhall hereafter arife between them, concerning the extents of jurifdiction on the one hand, and the obligation to obedience on the other.

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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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