Toussaint L'Ouverture; A Biography and Autobiography

Toussaint L'Ouverture; A Biography and Autobiography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...every officer, whether civil or military, who shall obey other orders than those of the Generals of the army of the French Republic, which I command, shall be treated as a rebel. " Article 3.--The agricultural laborers who have been led into error, and who, deceived by the perfidious insinuations of the rebel Generals, may have taken up arms, shall be treated as wandering children, and shall be sent back to tillage, provided they have not endeavored to incite insurrection. " Article 4.--The soldiers of the demi-brigacles who shall abandon the army of Toussaint, shall form part of the French army. " Article 5.--General Augustin Clervaux, who commands the Department of the Ciboa, having acknowledged the French government, and the authority of the Captaingeneral, is maintained in his rank and in his command. " Article 6.--The General-in-chief of the Staff will cause this proclamation to be printed and published. "The Captain-General commanding the army of Saint Domingo. (Signed) " Leclerc." This is plain language. Leclerc could speak so as to be understood, when it suited his purpose. Toussaint L'Ouverture, on his part, was not dismayed by the threatening storm. The greater the danger the loftier was his spirit; he reviewed his guard, and acquainted them with General Leclerc's imperious determination. " General," they shouted with one voice, "we will all die with you." 16 CHAPTER V. General Leclerc advances against Toussaint with 25,000 men in three divisions, intending to overwhelm him near Gonaives--The plan is disconcerted by a check given by Toussaint to General Rochambeau in the Eavine Couleuvre. THE Captain-General of the French army, having mustered all his disposable forces in the North, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 187.96 x 241.3 x 7.62mm | 226.8g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510798
  • 9781236510792