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means to convey undifcovered the arms and ammunition which he had purchafed, to the place which his brother had prepared for their reception. THE firft notice which the white inhabitants received of Ogé's arrival, was from himfelf. H e difpatched a letter to the governor (Peynier) wherein, after reproaching the governor and his predeceffors with the non-execution of the Code Noir, he de­ mands, in very imperious terms, that the provifions of that cele­ brated ftatute fhould be enforced throughout the colony; he requires that the privileges enjoyed by one clafs of inhabitants (the whites) fhould be extended to all perfons without distinc­ tion ; declares himfelf the protector of the mulattoes, and an­ nounces his intention of taking up arms in their behalf, unlefs their wrongs fhould be redreffed. fix weeks had intervened between the landing of Ogé, and the publication of this mandate; in all which time he and his two brothers had exerted themfelves to the utmost in fpreading difaffection, and exciting revolt among the mulattoes. Affurances were held forth, that all the inhabitants of the m o ­ ther country were difpofed to affift them in the recovery of their rights, and it was added, that the king himfelf was favourably inclined to their caufe. Promifes were diftributed to fome, and money to others. But, notwithftanding all thefe efforts, and that the temper of the times was favourable to his views, Ogé was not able to allure to his ftandard above 2 0 0 followers ; and of thefe, the major part were raw and ignorant youths, unufed ABOUT

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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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