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were killed, and about fixty made prifoners ; the reft difperfed themfelves in the mountains. Ogé himfelf, one of his brothers, and Chavane his affociate, took refuge in the Spanifh territories. Of Ogé's other brother no intelligence was ever afterwards ob­ tained. AFTER this unfuccefsful attempt of Ogé, and his efcape from juftice, the difpofition of the white inhabitants in general to­ wards the mulattoes, was fharpened into great animofity. T h e lower claffes in particular, (thofe whom the coloured people call les petits blancs) breathed nothing but vengeance againft them ; and very ferious apprehenfions were entertained, in all parts of the colony, of a profcription and maffacre of the whole body. ALARMED by reports of this kind, and the appearances which threatened them from all quarters, the mulattoes flew to arms in many places. They formed camps at Artibonite, Petit Goaves, Jeremie, and Aux Cayes. But the largeft and moft formidable body affembled near the little town of Verette. T h e white in­ habitants collected themfelves in confiderable force in the neigh­ bourhood, and Colonel Mauduit, with a corps of two hundred men from the regiment of Port au Prince, haftened to their affiftance ; but neither party proceeded to actual hoftility. M . Mauduit even left his detachment at the port of St. Marc, thirtyfix miles from Verette, and proceeding fingly and unattended to the camp of the mulattoes, had a conference with their leaders. What paffed on that occafion was never publickly divulged. It is certain, that the mulattoes retired to their habitations in confequence of it ; but the filence and fecrecy of M . Mauduit, and * his

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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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