History of the Island of St. Domingo

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A. Constable and Company, Edinburgh, 1818 - 446 strani
 

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Stran 406 - Louis, by the grace of God, King of France and Navarre to Louis by the grace of God and the constitutional law of the State, King of the French.
Stran 9 - ... soon unloaded the ship of every thing that was upon deck, as the king gave us great assistance : he himself, with his brothers and relations, took all possible care that every thing should be properly done, both aboard and on shore. And, from time to time, he sent some of his relations weeping, to beg of me not to be dejected, for he would give me all that he had. I can assure your Highnesses...
Stran 296 - When shall we be tired of breathing the same air with them ? What have we in common with that bloody-minded people? Their cruelties compared to our moderation—- their colour...
Stran 234 - Do you desire consideration, honors, fortune ? It is not after the services you have rendered, the services you can still render, and with the personal estimation we have for you, that you ought to be doubtful with respect to your consideration, your fortune, and the honors that await you. " Make known to the people of St. Domingo, that the solicitude which France has always evinced for their happiness, has often been rendered impotent by the imperious circumstances of war ; that if men came from...
Stran 143 - ... guardian angel. He brought with him pigeons, poultry, and bread; and conducted the family by slow marches in the night, along the banks of the river, until they were within sight of the wharf at Port Margot ; when telling them they were entirely out of danger, he took his leave for ever^ and went to join the rebels.
Stran 303 - Bent for many ages under an iron yoke, the sport of the passions or the injustice of men, and of the caprices of fortune, mutilated victims of the cupidity of white Frenchmen; after having fattened by our toils these insatiate blood-suckers, with a patience and resignation unexampled, we should again have seen that sacrilegious horde attempt our destruction, without any distinction of sex or age! And we— whom they call men without energy, of no virtue, of no delicate sensibility — should not...
Stran 116 - ... full discussion, a very large majority voted ' that it never was the intention of the Assembly to comprehend the .interior government of the colonies in the Constitution which they had framed for the mother country, or to subject them to laws which were incompatible with their local establishments ; they therefore authorize the...
Stran 234 - Assist with your counsel, your influence, and your talents, the Captain-General. What can you desire ? — the freedom of the blacks ? You know that in all the countries we have been in, we have given it to the people who had it not. Do you desire consideration...
Stran 233 - ... you have rendered to it, and by the talents and the force of character with which nature has endowed you. A contrary conduct would be irreconcileable with the idea we have conceived of you.
Stran 151 - They are also authorised to procure every information possible, in order to discover the authors of the troubles in St. Domingo, and the continuance thereof, if they still continue; to secure the persons of the guilty, and to send them over to France, there to be put in a state of accusation, &c. 6th. The said civil commissioners shall be directed for this purpose to transmit to the national assembly minutes of their proceedings, and of the evidence they may have collected concerning the CHAP.

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