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unaccountable freaks to which feamen are particularly fubject, the fact certainly is, that they withdrew their obedience from

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their proper officer, and declared themfelves to be in the intefo turbulent and feditious, as to induce M . Galifoniere to quit the fhip, whereupon the crew gave the command to one of the lieutenants. T h e affembly, perceiving the advantages to be derived from this event, immediately tranfmitted a vote of thanks to the feamen for their patriotick conduct, and required them, in the name of the law and the king, to detain the fhip in the road, and await their further orders. T h e failors, gratified with this acknowledgement, promifed obedience, and affixed the vote of thanks on the main-maft of the fhip. Some partizans of the affembly, about the fame time, took poffeffion of a powder magazine at Leogane. A C I V I L war feemed now to be inevitable. T w o days after the vote of thanks had been tranfmitted from St. Marc's to the crew of the Leopard, M . Peynier iffued a proclamation to diffolve the general affembly. H e charged the members with en足 tertaining projects of independency, and afferted that they had treacheroufly poffeffed themfelves of one of the king's fhips by corrupting the crew. H e pronounced the members and all their adherents traitors to their country, and enemies to the na足 tion and the king: declaring that it was his intention to employ all the force he could collect to defeat their projects, and bring them to condign punifhment; and he called on all officers, civil and military, for their co- operation and fupport. F

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27th July, July, 1790.

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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