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H I S T O R Y

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I T was difcovered, however, about nine months afterwards,

that this mod unfortunate young man had not only made a full confeffion of the facts that I have related, but alio difclofed the dreadful plot in agitation, and the miferies at that moment impending over the colony. His laft folemn declarations and dying oonfeffion, fworn to and figned by himfelf the day before his execution, were actually produced ; wherein he details at large the meafures which the coloured people had fallen upon to excite the negro flaves to rife into rebellion. H e points out the chiefs by name, and relates that,notwithftanding his own defeat, a ge足 neral revolt would actually have taken place in the month of February preceding, if an extraordinary flood of rain, and confequent inundation from the rivers, had not prevented it. He declares that the ringleaders ftill maintained the fame atrocious project, and held their meetings in certain fubterranean paffages, or caves, in the parifh of La Grande Riviere, to which he offers, if his life might be fpared, to conduct a body of troops, fo that the confpirators might be fecured. THE perfons before whom this confeffion and narrative were made, were the commiffioners appointed for the purpofe of taking Og辿's examination, by the fuperior council of the Northern Whe足 province, of which body they were alfo members ( l ) . ther this court (all the members of which were devotedly at足 tached to the ancient fyftem) determined of itfelf to fupprefs evidence of fuch great concern to the colony, or was directed on (l) Their names were Antoine Etienne Ruotte, and Francois Jofeph de V e r tierres.

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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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