An historical account of the black empire of Hayti, comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo

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Página 236 - I never addressed myself, in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer. With man it has often been otherwise.
Página 3 - Spaniards, felt warm, though extremely delightful. The inhabitants appeared, in the simple innocence of nature, entirely naked. Their black hair, long and uncurled, floated upon their shoulders or was bound in tresses around their heads.
Página 236 - I have observed among all nations, that the women ornament themselves more than the men; that, wherever found, they are the same kind, civil, obliging, humane, tender beings; that they are ever inclined to be gay and cheerful, timorous and modest. They do not hesitate, like man, to perform a hospitable or generous action; not haughty, nor arrogant, nor supercilious, but full of courtesy and fond of society...
Página 449 - ... to divide ; you, who are now consolidated, and make but one family ; without doubt it was necessary that our perfect reconciliation should be sealed with the blood of your butchers. Similar calamities have hung over your proscribed heads; a similar...
Página 435 - SIR, I HAVE received the letter which you have done me the honour to write to me. As your propositions are inadmissible, I must beg of you to consider the preceding letter as not having been received. I have the honour to be, &c.
Página 97 - Bqjador, was by that prince ordered to carry his prisoners back to Africa : he landed them at Rio del Oro, and received from the Moors in exchange, ten blacks, and a quantity of gold dust, with which he returned to Lisbon.
Página 144 - \Ve arrived," says he, " in the harbour of Cape Francis, 1791- in the evening of the 26th of September, and the first object which arrested our attention, as we approached, was a dreadful scene of devastation by fire. The noble plain adjoining the Cape was covered with ashes; and the surrounding hills, as far as the eye could reach, every where presented to us ruins still smoking, and houses and plantations at that moment in flames.
Página 376 - May your conduct be the reverse of theirs. Universal love is the language of the Gospel ; your pastors will make it heard among you. Open your hearts to receive this divine system of morality. We have mitigated your misfortunes : alleviate, on your part, those of the unhappy victims of avarice, who moisten your fields with their sweat, and often with their tears. Let the existence of your slaves be no longer their torment ; but by your kind treatment of them, expiate the crimes of Europe...
Página 367 - They are words which will no longer disgrace the laws of the French. ' In securing to you the exercise of your political rights, we have acquitted ourselves of a debt: not to have paid it, would have been a crime on our part, and a disgrace to the constitution. The legislators of a free nation certainly could not do less for you than our ancient despots have done.
Página 448 - 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...

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