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with their companions abandoned the French territory, and seeking shelter among the Spaniards, took the oath of alle足 giance and service with Charles the Fourth of Spain, and for their services they received commissions of high rank, Francois being made general, Biassou field-marshal, and Toussaint colonel in the Spanish army. In the contests that followed, Spain not recognising the republic of France, much damage was done by both parties on the frontiers, several Spanish towns being destroyed, and the inhabitants of those districts losing all the advan足 tages they had gained in years of peace. England and Spain having united to divide the island between them, the Spanish troops pushed their black allies under Biassou and Francois with such vigour, that the French rapidly lost pos足 session of a great part of the south, and the whole north of the island. The English, meanwhile, had landed, though not in very great force, at Jeremie, on the 19th September, being commanded by Colonel Whitelock ; and assisted by several frigates, the town of St Nicholas soon fell into their hands. An attempt on Tiburon was not so successful, failing utterly. St Mark, Arcahaye, Leogane, and other towns, however, soon fell into their hands; and encouraged by these successes, a second and successful attack was made upon Cape Tiburon, by which means nearly the whole of the western coast was subject to their control, except Port-au-Prince. Port de Paix, an important town on the north-west coast, was much desired by the English ; but it was stoutly defended by a veteran general of the French service, Levaux; and finding it impossible to take it at once by force, they resorted to corruption, hoping to bribe the old chief to surrender; but he not only declined these overtures, but 6ent a challenge to the English commander for the insult offered him in making such a proposition. The English and Spaniards had agreed to divide the

Santo Domingo past & present with a glance at Hayti. Partie 1  

Auteur : S. Hazard Partie 1 d'un ouvrage patrimonial de la bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation Université des...

Santo Domingo past & present with a glance at Hayti. Partie 1  

Auteur : S. Hazard Partie 1 d'un ouvrage patrimonial de la bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation Université des...

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