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SANTO

DOMINGO.

In the midst of these operations, the year 1795 brought a peace between France and Spain, the conditions of the treaty of which ceded the entire island to the power of the French; the Spanish troops, it being agreed, should, a month after the promulgation of the treaty, vacate their part of the island, delivering up all the forts, ports, and places occupied by them, as soon as the French troops should arrive to take possession—a sad period in the history of Spanish St Domingo. In order to consummate the terms of this treaty, the French sent to St Domingo city Commissioner Roume to confer with the Governor Garcia in the arrangements for the details of its fulfilment as to the cession of the Spanish part to the French. After waiting there a month, and making all prepara­ tions, and the French authorities not sending either the means or troops to take possession, the commissioner was obliged to return without having fully accomplished his object, and the condition of this part remained unaccom­ plished, from the fact that the English invasion and the civil war prevented the commissioners sending the neces­ sary troops, so that the Spaniards remained in possession until December 1795. The Spanish Government having then sent a fleet to take away the troops, and such in­ habitants as wished to retire to other Spanish possessions, the opportunity was seized to transport the remains of Columbus, then resting in the grand Cathedral of St Domingo city, to the Cathedral at Havana, where they at present remain.

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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