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Jewry affociates in London) whofe pretences to phi­ lanthropy were as grofs a mockery of human reafon, as their conduct: was an outrage on all the feelings of our nature,and the ties which hold fociety toge­ ther ! I T is indeed true, that negro-rebellions have here­ tofore arifen in this and other iflands of the Weft In­ dies, to which no fuch exciting caufes contributed — but it is equally certain, that thofe rebellions always originated among the newly-imported negroes only; many of whom had probably lived in a ftate of free­ dom in Africa, and had been fraudulently, or for­ cibly, fold into flavery by their chiefs. That cafes of this kind do fometimes occur in the flave trade, I dare not difpute, and I admit that revolt and infurrection are their natural confequences. B U T , in St. Domingo, a very confiderable part of the infurgents were—not Africans, but—Creoles, or natives. Some of the leaders were favoured domefticks among the white inhabitants, born and brought up in their families. A few of them had even re­ ceived thofe advantages, the perverfion of w h i c h , under

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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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