Guide to Hayti

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James Redpath
G.W. Colton, 1861 - Haiti - 180 pages

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Page 87 - Art. 155. No place, no part of the territory may be declared in a state of siege except in case of civil strife or imminent invasion by a foreign force. An act of the President of Haiti declaring a state of siege must be signed by...
Page 26 - ... direction. Moreover, a host of local circumstances, such as the elevation of the land, the quantity, more or less considerable, of water which irrigates the plains, the scarcity or abundance of forests, have a sensible influence on the character of the climate. " If a powerful cause did not counterbalance the action of a scorching sun under the torrid zone, a sun which darts down its rays almost perpendicularly, during about three months of the year, upon St.
Page 97 - States desire to eject you from its bosom. Come, then, to us ! the doors of Hayti are open to you. By a happy coincidence, which Providence seems to have brought about in your behalf, Hayti has risen from the long debasement in which a tyrannical government had held her ; liberty is restored there. Come and join us ; come and bring to us a contingent of power, of light, of labor ; come, and together with us, advance our own common country in prosperity. We will come by this means to the aid of the...
Page 68 - ... virtues and talents. 7. No man may be accused, arrested, or detained except in the cases determined by law, and according to the forms prescribed thereby.
Page 66 - Republic ; slavery is forever abolished. 9. All debts contracted through traffic in men, are annulled forever. 10. The right of asylum is sacred and inviolable in the Republic, except in the exceptional cases foreseen by law. 11. The union of civil with political rights constitutes the quality of citizen. The exercise of civil rights is independent of the exercise of political.
Page 97 - Everything is contested with us in that country in which, nevertheless, they boast of liberty ; they have invented a new slavery for the free, who believed that they had now no masters ; it is this humiliating patronage which is revolting to your hearts. Philanthropy, in spite of its noble efforts, seems more powerless than ever to lead your cause to victory. Contempt and hatred increase against you, and the people of the United States desire to eject you from its bosom. Come, then, to us ! the doors...
Page 83 - ... fixed by law. Art. 93. Subject to the exceptions provided for by the law, no judge may accept salaried functions from the government, unless he exercises them gratuitously, without prejudice however to the cases of incompatibility determined by law. Art. 94. Special laws regulate the organization of military tribunals, their attributes, the rights and obligations of the members of these tribunals, and the term of their functions. There may be tribunals of commerce in the places determined by...
Page 66 - All Africans or Indians and their descendants, are able to become Haytians. The law settles the formalities of naturalization. 7. No white man, whatever be his nationality, shall be permitted to land on the Haytian territory, with the title of master or proprietor, nor shall he be able, in future, to acquire there either real estate or the rights of a Haytian.
Page 10 - ... be an agency of strengthening a colored Nation, by developing its resources, introducing new inventions, and bringing to it also moral sources of power, and thus demonstrating the capacity of the race for self-government, but it will carry out the programme of the ablest intellects of the Republican Party, — of surrounding the Southern States with a cordon of free labor, within which, like a scorpion girded by fire, Slavery must inevitably die.
Page 9 - White is indebted for the liberty to live to the race which with us is enslaved ; where neither laws, nor prejudices, nor historical memories, press cruelly on persons of African descent ; where the people whom America degrades and drives from her are rulers, judges, and generals ; men of extended commercial relations, authors, artists, and legislators...

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