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241 CHAP. X. P. 143.

Of the revolted negroes in the Northern province, many had perished of difeafe andfamine, &c. the vaft number of negroes that had fallen in battle, and the ftill greater number that perifhed from the caufes above mentioned, it was computed in the year 1793 that this clafs of people at that period had fuftained a diminution of more than one hundred thoufand. (Reflexions fur la Colonie, &c. tom. 2. p. 217.) Since that time the mortality has been ftill more rapid, and, including the lofs of whites, by ficknefs and emigra­ tion, I do not believe that St. Domingo at this juncture (June 1796) contains more than two fifths of the whole number of inhabitants (white and black) which it poffeffed in the beginning of 1791.—According to this calculation upwards of 300,000 human beings have miferably perifhed in this devoted country within the lafl fix years ! FROM

CHAP.

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147.

The propositions, or terms of capitulation, had been previoufly adjusted between the people of Jeremie, by their Agent, Mr. Charmilly, amd General Williamson, &c. As I conceive that thefe articles were drawn up in England, and adjufted with the King's minifters previous to Mr. CharI i milly's

CHAP. X. p. 147.

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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