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Slave insurrection... The "wretched" prisoners the king & queen of France...
Item # 668096
October 19, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1791
* Haitian Revolution begins
* Insurrection of liberated slaves
* Rebellion against French authority
The ftpg. has over a full column taken up with: "Negro Insurrection--In Hispaniola" with much detail.
Page 2 has a report on the imprisoned king & queen of France noting in part: "The King and Queen of France are not permitted to speak together without the presence of some National Guards, & they are both obliged to dress & undress before them...they look in the beds...to see if they are there and ask Madame or Sir, are you in this bed? And they repeat the question until their wretched prisoners answer, Yes."
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's