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accusé Acklin's afterwards America appearance arms army arrived attack authority Bahamas body Britain British called Cape Francois Captain Charaibes circumstance citoyens blancs citoyens de couleur coast Colonel colonial assembly colour commissaires commissioners conduct considerable cotton Croix-des-Bouquets Crooked Island cultivation declared decree detachment Ditto Domingo East Indies effect Eleuthera embarked enemy England English Europe Exuma fait favour force France Galbaud garrison gens de couleur governor Guadaloupe harbour Hispaniola hundred Jacmel Jamaica king's land Leogane March Mauduit ment miles morning mulattoes Nassau national assembly nationale nature negroes nommé North northern observed occasion officers parishes party persons Peynier plantations Port au Prince possession present proceeded province qu'il rebels regiment revolt rocks ships shore situation slaves sloop Spaniards Spanish sugar tion town Tree troops vessels Victor Hugues Vincent's Wallen West Indies white inhabitants whole Windward Windward Islands
Page 131 - ... it is the law written by the finger of God on the heart of man ; and by that law, unchangeable and eternal, while men despise fraud, and loathe rapine, and abhor blood, they shall reject with indignation the wild and guilty fantasy, that man can hold property in man ! In vain you appeal to treaties, to covenants between nations.
Page 249 - And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him ; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
Page 76 - Grateful for this interposition in their favour (perhaps not thinking their lives otherwise secure) all the able men among them offered to march immediately against the rebels, and to leave their wives and children as hostages for their fidelity. Their offer was accepted, and they were enrolled in different companies of the militia.
Page 27 - ... 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...
Page 343 - Forty sail? Then certainly you must have had many opportunities of being essentially serviceable to vessels passing the Gulf stream, by directing them to keep off from places of danger, with which you made it your business to become acquainted? A. Not much of that — they went on generally in the night. Q. But then you might have afforded them timely notice, by making beacons on shore, or showing your lights?
Page 189 - Perhaps it were no exaggeration to say, that this and the former districts are alone capable of producing more sugar, and other valuable commodities, than all the British West Indies put together.
Page 80 - Francois, were apprized of the revolt by one of their own slaves, who was himself in the conspiracy, but promised, if possible, to save the lives of his master and his family. Having no immediate means of providing for their escape, he conducted them into an adjacent wood ; after which he went and joined the revolters. The following night, he found an opportunity of bringing them provisions from the rebel camp. The second night he returned again, with a further supply of provisions ; but declared...
Page 12 - To mark more strongly the distinction between the two classes, the law declared that if a free man of colour presumed to strike a white person of whatever condition, his right hand should be cut off; while a white man, for a similar assault on a free mulatto, was dismissed on the payment...
Page 80 - ... of the revolt by one of their own slaves, who was himself in the conspiracy, but promised, if possible, to save the lives of his master and his family. Having no immediate means of providing for their escape, he conducted them into an adjacent wood ; after which he went and joined the revolters. The following night, he found an opportunity of bringing them provisions from the rebel camp. The second night he returned again, with a further supply of provisions ; but declared that it would be out...
Page 168 - E ml one hundred and fifty more were left in a dying state at Port Royal. The wretched remains of the whole detachment discovered, on their landing at Port au Prince, that they came — not to participate in the glories of conquest, but — to perish themselves within the walls of an hospital ! So...