ADRESSE DES COMMISSAIRES NATIONAUX-CIVILS, DÉLÉGUÉS PAR LE ROI AUX ILES FRANÇAISES DE L'AMÉRIQUE SOUS-LE-VENT, AUX COLONS FRANÇAIS DE SAINT-DOMINGUE [caption title]
1792·[Cap FranÃ§ais, Saint Domingue]
by [Saint Domingue]
[Cap Français, Saint Domingue]: Chez G. Decombaz et Compagnie, 1792. 16pp. Quarto. Gathered sheets, unstitched. Light staining to first page, else clean. Very good. Untrimmed. Issued by French commissioners Mirbeck and Roume, dated March 10, 1792, this address invites the colonists to submit to the proper French authority that is the colonial assembly, reiterating the supreme authority of that legislative body. The address further states that the Commissaires do not have any authority on the assembly's legislative activities concerning acts passed "relatifs à l'état des esclaves et à l'état politique des hommes de couleur et nègres libres". Mirbeck and Roume were two of the three commissioners sent from France to St. Domingue by the king in order to help quell the uprising in the colony. An extremely rare St. Domingue imprint, with no copies located in OCLC. (Inventory #: WRCAM51638)
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