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and vigorous adminiftration. H e made a peremptory demand of Ogé and his affociates from the Spaniards; and the manner in which it was enforced, induced an immediate compliance there­ with. The wretched Ogé, and his companions in mifery, were delivered over, the latter end of December, to a detachment of French troops, and fafely lodged in the jail of Cape François, with the prifoners formerly taken; and a commiffion was foon afterwards iffued to bring them to trial. THEIR examinations were long and frequent; and in the be­ ginning of March 1791, fentence was pronounced. Twenty of Ogé's deluded followers, among them his own brother, were con­ demned to be hanged. T o Ogé himfelf, and his lieutenant Chavane, a more terrible punifhment was allotted:—they were adjudged to be broken alive, and left to perifh in that dreadful fituation, on the wheel:—a fentence, on which it is impoffible to reflect but with mingled emotions of fhame, fympathy, indig­ nation, and horror 1 T H E bold and hardened Chavane met his fate with unufual firmnefs, and fuffered not a groan to efcape him during the extre­ mity of his torture : but the fortitude of Ogé deferted him alto­ gether. W h e n fentence was pronounced, he implored mercy with many tears, and an abject fpirit. He promifed to make great difcoveries if his life was fpared, declaring that he had an important fecret to communicate. A refpite of twenty-four hours was accordingly granted; but it was not made known to the publick, at that time, that he divulged any thing of importance. His fecret, if any he had, was believed to have died with him.

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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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