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of the particulars given in the text. It is a curious and impor­ tant document ; and conceiving that fome of my readers will not be difpleafed to have an opportunity of perufing the whole, I have fubjoined it, as follows : " O N the 16th of October lait (1791) when. I left Cape Fran­ çois, 182 fugar plantations, and 950 coffee, cotton, and indigo fettlements had been plundered and deftroyed, and the buildings thereof burnt down ; one hundred thoufand flaves, as far as can be computed, were in rebellion, and the men of Colour in a ftate of infurrection in every part of the Colony except round the Cape. All the whites that fell into their hands were indifcriminately murdered, and about 1,200 families reduced to fuch a dreadful ftate of mifery, that they were forced to receive their clothing and fufiftance either from public or private charity. " T h e lofs in this year's crop was eftimated at 66,000,000 * St. Domingo livres, which are nearly equal to £. 2,650,000 of the currency of Jamaica. T h e value of the capital could not then be afcertained, but it muft amount to an immenfe fum, confidering the lofs of ftock,flaves, and buildings. " Since I left the town of the Cape, the rebellion has extended itfelf to the eaftern parts of the plain, and 246 coffee fettletlements and a few fugar plantations have been deftroyed ; this will add about £. 300,000 Jamaica currency to the lofs of this year's crop. Nearly

₤ 1,900,000 fterling.

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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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