Port-au-Prince: chez Bourdon, Imprimeur du Roi & du conseil superieur de Saint-Domingue, May 21, 1790. 4pp. Quarto on a folded folio sheet. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. Item #WRCAM47942
An edict issued by the Council of Saint Domingue at Port-au-Prince but lacking the ratification of the Royal governor or the National Assembly. This was another step in the movement for independence by the white planters of Saint Domingue and the efforts of France to keep control of her colony. While the French Revolution raged in Europe, the people of Saint Domingue struggled with their conflicts between the large and small planter classes and the free "men of color."