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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The conflict with slavery (search)
on in the place of sullen discontent, indolence, and despair. The case of St. Domingo is in point. Blood was indeed shed on that island like water, but it was noention issued his proclamation giving immediate freedom to all the slaves of St. Domingo. Did the slaves baptize their freedom in blood? Did they fight like unchaid to work upon all the plantations. Malenfant in Memoirs for a History of St. Domingo by General Lecroix, 1819. There were estates, he says, which had neitherf laying before the Directory the new Constitution which had been adopted at St. Domingo. He reached France just after the peace of Amiens, when Napoleon was fittin sixteenth, to Malta in the last? Need I call to mind the untold horrors of St. Domingo, when that island, under the curse of its servile war, glowed redly in the v the generous energy of our own minds, it will come by the bloody process of St. Domingo To the just and prophetic language of your own great statesman I have bu