A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE NEGROES OF ST. DOMINGO, BEGUN IN AUGUST, 1791: TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. THE FOURTH EDITION: WITH NOTES AND AN APPENDIX EXTRACTED FROM AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL PAPERS. St. Domingo.

A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE NEGROES OF ST. DOMINGO, BEGUN IN AUGUST, 1791: TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. THE FOURTH EDITION: WITH NOTES AND AN APPENDIX EXTRACTED FROM AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL PAPERS.

[London? 1792?]. 32pp. Caption title, as issued. Erratum at the bottom of page 32. First page and last page with some dusting. Trimmed irregularly at top margin, affecting page numbers on two leaves but not taking any text. Good+, in plain modern green boards.

Translated into English, this is a speech to France's National Assembly "by the Deputies from the General Assembly of the French Part of St. Domingo." It is a frightening story of the Slave Rebellion, the result of "a plot to set fire to the plantations and to murder all the whites." The start of the insurrection by its "perfidious" leaders resulted in a catalogue of horrors-- the rebels "spread over the plain, with dreadful shouts, set fires to houses and canes, and massacred the inhabitants." The "fury of the cannibals" is recounted in gory detail. The Speech is signed at the bottom of page 19 by six Deputies, who call the insurrection "the greatest calamity that has visited the human race in the course of the eighteenth century." An Appendix records Letters and Speeches concerning the disaster.
ESTC T110428. LCP 7460 [2d edition, 1792]. Work 349 [1832 printing]. Not in Blockson. Goldsmiths' 15167. Item #36187

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