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Title
Henri Christophe to Corneille Brelle
Names
Christophe, Henri (Author)
Brelle, Corneille (Recipient)
Collection

Haiti: Miscellaneous Collections

Henri Christophe

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1816-10-01
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 119
Shelf locator: SCM 08-48
Shelf locator: Box 1, Folder 22
Topics
Haiti
Haiti -- History
Saint-Domingue
Genres
Correspondence
Description
LS dated Oct. 1, 1816 by King Henri Christophe on the occasion of the death of the Comte du Trou, taking to task the archbishop of the kingdom, the controversial Corneille Brelle, Duc de l’Anse, for his pronounced self-interest and the greed of his subordinates, and adding that: “if the cost of a funeral does not come down, especially for the funeral of dignitaries, it would be better for the family of said dignitaries that the deceased dignitaries be interred without the benefits of a church service because those services, which they can well do without, will reduce them to beggars.” The king went on to conclude that this was reason enough to change religion or become an atheist.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16542740
MSS Unit ID: 20921
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 31fcebe0-c6d1-012f-69af-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1816: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Henri Christophe to Corneille Brelle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1816. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf637e3-dbe8-28bc-e040-e00a18063a10

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Henri Christophe to Corneille Brelle" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf637e3-dbe8-28bc-e040-e00a18063a10

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1816). Henri Christophe to Corneille Brelle Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf637e3-dbe8-28bc-e040-e00a18063a10

Wikipedia Citation

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Henri Christophe to Corneille Brelle