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DOMINGO.

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VI.

Confequences in St. Domingo of the Decree of the 15th of May— Rebellion of the Negroes in the Northern Province, and Enor­ mities committed by them—Revolt of the Mulattoes at Mirebalais —Concordat or Truce between the Inhabitants of Port au Prince and the Men of Colour of the 11th of September—Proclamation by the National Assembly of the 20th of September.

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A M now to enter on the retrofpect of fcenes, the horrors of which imagination cannot adequately conceive nor pen defcribe. T h e difputes and contefts between different claffes of French citizens, and the violences of malignant factions to­ wards each other, no longer claim attention. Such a picture of human mifery;—fuch a fcene of woe, prefents itfelf, as no other country, no former age has exhibited. Upwards of one hun­ dred thoufand favage people, habituated to the barbarities of Africa, avail themfelves of the filence and obfcurity of the night, and fall on the peaceful and unfufpicious planters, like fo many famifhed tygers thirfting for human blood. Revolt, conflagra­ tion and maffacre, every where mark their progrefs ; and death, in all its horrors, or cruelties and outrages, compared to which immediate death is mercy, await alike the old and the young, the matron, the virgin, and the helplefs infant, No condition. age.

CHAP. VI.

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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