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to difcipline, and averfe to all manner of fubordination and order. H E eftablifhed his camp at a place called Grande Riviere, about fifteen miles from Cape François, and appointed his two brothers, together with one Mark Chavane, his lieutenants. Chavane was fierce, intrepid, active, and enterprizing; prone to mifchief, and thirfty for vengeance. Ogé himfelf, with all his enthufiafm, was naturally mild and humane : he cautioned his followers againft the fhedding innocent blood; but little regard was paid to his wifhes in this refpect: the first white man that fell in their way they murdered on the fpot: a fecond, of the name of Sicard, met the fame fate; and it is related, that their cruelty towards fuch perfons of their own complexion as refufed to join in the revolt was extreme. A mulatto man of fome pro­ perty being urged to follow them, pointed to his wife and fix children, affigning the largenefs of his family as a motive for wifhing to remain quiet. This conduct was confidered as con­ tumacious, and it is afferted, that not only the man himfelf, but the. whole of his family, were maffacred without mercy. INTELLIGENCE was no fooner received at the town of Cape François of thefe enormities, than the inhabitants proceeded, with the utmoft vigour and unanimity, to adopt meafures for fuppreffing the revolt. A body of regular troops, and the Cape regiment of militia, were forthwith difpatched for that purpofe. They foon invefted the camp of the revolters, who made lefs refiflance than might have been expected from men in their defperate circumftances. T h e rout became general many of them were

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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