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Letter from d'Augy, member of the Assemblée Générale de St. Marc (Western Province of St. Domingue), to the inhabitants of the Northern Province, Paris

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Letter from d'Augy, member of the Assemblée Générale de St. Marc (Western Province of St. Domingue), to the inhabitants of the Northern Province, Paris
Collection

Haiti : miscellaneous collections

French Colonial Administration

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1791
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 119
Topics
Haiti -- History
Colonies
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Content: 4 p.
Content: Concerned that the French National Assembly's Declaration of the Rights of Man would undermine the institution of slavery, French colonists Domingue sought greater autonomy from France. In this letter to the Colonial Assembly in Cap-Français, which had nominally granted the right to vote to free propertied mulattoes born of free mothers and fathers, d'Augy argued that they had in effect proclaimed "to the African races, both enslaved and freed, that it is no longer the law, but the sole will of the colonists which, from now on, maintains one group in servitude and the other at the distance which, up to this day, has separated, and must forever separate the freed men and their masters". A.L.S.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16542740
MSS Unit ID: 20921
Archives EAD ID: 1703564
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 568732e0-d97d-0137-214a-25b44062e5b3
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Item timeline of events

  • 1791: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter from d'Augy, member of the Assemblée Générale de St. Marc (Western Province of St. Domingue), to the inhabitants of the Northern Province, Paris" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1791. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be0e2980-4cb4-539b-e040-e00a18064adf

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter from d'Augy, member of the Assemblée Générale de St. Marc (Western Province of St. Domingue), to the inhabitants of the Northern Province, Paris" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be0e2980-4cb4-539b-e040-e00a18064adf

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1791). Letter from d'Augy, member of the Assemblée Générale de St. Marc (Western Province of St. Domingue), to the inhabitants of the Northern Province, Paris Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be0e2980-4cb4-539b-e040-e00a18064adf

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Letter from d'Augy, member of the Assemblée Générale de St. Marc (Western Province of St. Domingue), to the inhabitants of the Northern Province, Paris