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Notes on Haiti: Made During a Residence in the Republic, Volume 1
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Page 101 - The few young females that live on plantations seldom assist in any labour whatever, but live in a constant state of idleness and debauchery. This is tolerated by the soldiery and military police, whose licentiousness is gratified by this means.
Page viii - ... confer — that what comes from any man in office, on this or any other subject, is not to be attended to; that it is worth nothing. Sir, from whatever quarter such sentiments proceed, I hear them with scorn. They disgrace only those who utter them; and show only what it is that they who are capable of imputing base motives to others would themselves be, if they were in official situations. But, however I may despise such sentiments, I cannot hear them...
Page 30 - Indolence and inactivity are not, however, confined to the emigrants ; they are the characteristics of the country : there is a general air of listlessness, which may be aptly described as " a death-like languor which is not repose,
Page 100 - The whole body of proprietor!) constantly lament the incapacity of the government to enforce labour. -The few young females that live on plantations seldom assist in any labour whatever, but live in a CONSTANT STATE OF IDLENESS AND DEBAUCHERY.
Page 167 - Richard, with a huge stick whenever he displeased him — degraded generals to the rank of private soldiers — sent his ministers to labour on the fortifications ; * and, above all, kept his soldiers in arrear of their pay from extraordinary avarice.
Page 330 - Courchois was standing on the extreme right of the party, calmly smoking a cigar, without moving a limb or a muscle of his face. A ball through his body brought him to the ground, and as he touched it, he spat the cigar from his mouth, and calmly discharged the volume of amoke from his lungs.
Page 167 - With all his strength of mind, he [Christophe] could not resist the temptation of encouraging a belief that he was protected by a tutelary demon, who would have instantly avenged any insult offered to him... It is also said that he had great faith in Obeah
Page 284 - Sechelles, which several Colonies and Possessions His Most Christian Majesty cedes in full right and Sovereignty to His Britannic Majesty, and also the portion of St. Domingo ceded to France by the Treaty of Basle, and which His Most Christian Majesty restores in full right and Sovereignty to His Catholic Majesty.
Page 330 - On reaching it they still remained pinioned ; but the policemen retired, and the shooting party advanced with evident reluctance. At the word being given the firing commenced, and instead of the wretched scene being closed by one, or at most two well-directed fires, there was absolutely a succession of discharges resembling a feu-de-joie.
Page 330 - I am sure that not less than one hundred discharges must have taken place before the execution was ended. On reaching the ground, the whole four refused to be bandaged, threw off their hats, and exclaimed to their executioners, " Ne craignez pas !" The first volley only slightly wounded Captain Francois, who stood at the extreme left ; a second brought him down, though still alive. Michel was shot through the body in several places, and had both his arms broken before he fell. Lieutenant Lion fell...