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THE cafe was, that not only the detachment from whom their Cc H HA A PP .. enfign was taken, but the whole of the national guards throughV. out the colony, confidered this act as the moft outrageous and unpardonable infult that could poffibly be offered to a body of men, who had fworn fidelity to the new conftitution; and no­ thing but the dread of the superior difcipline of the veterans compofing the Port au Prince regiment (which Mauduit com­ manded) prevented them from exercifing exemplary vengeance on the author of their difgrace. This regiment therefore, being implicated in the crime of their commanding officer, was re­ garded by the other troops with hatred and deteftation. O N the 3d of March 1791, the frigates Le Fougueux and Le Bores arrived from France, with two battalions of the regiments of Artois and Normandy; and when it is known that thefe troops had been vifited by the crew of the Leopard, it will not appear furprizing that, on their landing at Port au Prince, they fhould have manifefted the fame hoftile difpofition towards Mauduit's regiment, as was fhewn by the national guards. They refufed all manner of communication or intercourfe with them, and even declined to enter into any of their places of refort. They confidered, or affected to consider them, as ene­ mies to the colony, and traitors to their country. This con­ duct in the new-comers towards the ill-fated regiment foon made a wonderful impreffion on the minds of both officers and privates of the regiment itfelf; and mutual reproach and accufation fpread through the whole corps. The white feather was indignantly torn from their hats, and dark and fullen looks to­ wards

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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