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that, jointly with M . Mauduit and others, he had made prepa- C CHAP. III. rations for that purpofe. H e had written to M . Luzerne, the minister in France, that he never intended to fuffer the colonial affembly to meet ; and let it be told in this place, in justice to the French miniftry, that the anfwer which he received con­ tained a tacit difapprobation of his meafures; for M . Luzerne recommended moderate and conciliatory councils. T h e go­ vernor proceeded notwithftanding in the fame career, and dis­ trustful perhaps of the fidelity of the French foldiers, he made application (as appeared afterwards) to the governor of the H a vannah for a reinforcement of Spanifh troops from Cuba. It is evident therefore that he concurred entirely in the plans of Mauduit for effectuating a counter-revolution; and hence it is reafonable to conclude, that the difcord and distrust which pre­ vailed among the inhabitants, and above all, the fatal diffentions that alienated the provincial affembly of the North, from the general affembly at St. Marc's, were induftrioufly fomented and encouraged by M. Peynier and his adherents. Concerning the members of the colonial affembly, their prompt and deci­ sive determination to repair to France, and furrender their perfons to the fupreme government, obviates all impeachment of their loyalty. Their attachment to the mother-country was indeed fecured by too many ties of intereft and felf-prefervation. to be doubted. O F their reception by the national affembly, and the pro­ ceedings adopted in confequence of their arrival in Europe, I Shall hereafter have occafion to fpeak. A paufe in this place feems

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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