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de s'y foumettre, reçut un coup de sàbre à la figure, qui le terraffa; un autre grenadier lui coupa à l'inftant la tête, qui fut portée au bout d'une bayonnette. Alors le reffentiment des foldats et des matelots livrés à eux memes, n'eut plus de bornes: ils fe tranfporterent chez Mauduit, où ils trainèrent fon corps, tout y fut brifé, rompu, meubles &c. on décarela même la maifon, &c. & c .

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IN the month of October 1791 the Colonial AiTembly of St. Domingo fent two Commiffioners (Mefs. Raboteau and Lemoine) to negociate a loan of money in the Ifland of Jamaica, on the fecurity of their internal taxes and port duties. As an Act of Affembly was neceffary to give effect to the meafure, it was propofed in the houfe, by the author of this work, to advance on this occafion ₤. 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 of the publick money, but the mo­ tion was over-ruled by a majority. T h e houfe however or­ dered the Receiver General to advance the French Commiflioners £ . 1 0 , 0 0 0 Sterling on the fecurity of bills drawn by the Colonial Government on the treafury of France ; but this offer was de­ clined by the Colonial AiTembly. In the courfe of this bufinefs the French Commiflioners were examined at the bar, and from the examination of one of thofe gentlemen I have felected fome H h of

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It was computed that, within two months after the revolt began, upwards of 2 , 0 0 0 white persons had been massacred, &c.

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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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