Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: Chez Dufour du Rians, [ 1792]. 7pp., on one folded sheet. Quarto. Printed on grey paper. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. Item #WRCAM51790
An extract of the correspondence dating from January and February of 1792 between the Colonial Assembly of Saint Domingue and the commissioners sent by France to address the slave insurrection on the island, demonstrating the tensions between the two groups. The commissioners, for their part, initially wanted to adopt a policy of conciliation and hoped that the rebellion would burn itself out, while the provincial government was much less willing to accept the immediate damage to the island caused by the uprising. A rare Saint Domingue imprint, not in OCLC or Roquincourt.