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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  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.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's