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The San Dominge Affair. The intelligence respecting the San Domingo affair leaves it very doubtful that Spain has seized upon any portion of it. The appeal to the Dominioans, which has been published, was more than two months old, and a letter from Havana, dated the 28th, speaks of an expedition being only ready to leave. By some it is believed that a revolutionary fracas had broken out, which could not be quelled by the regular authorities, and that aid has been asked of the Captain-General of Cuba. This island has been the seat of frequent political disturbances and of bloodshed. From the time of its discovery by Columbus in 1492, the portion of it now seized remained for three hundred years a Spanish colony, till 1796, when it was ceded to the French.--The other portion of the island now called Hayti had at a previous period been transferred from Spain to France by the bold seizure of it by the Buccaneers. The Spanish colony embraces the largest part of the island and has not been the seene of so many horrors as the French. From 1814 to 1821 it held some slack allegiance to the Spanish Crown, but then a lawyer, named Minez, arrested the Spanish Governor, and a declaration of Independence was at once issued, recognized a few years later by France on condition that its ports should be open to the ships of all nations. From that time to 1843 the Spanish and French portions (that is, the whole island,) became united under the presidency of Boyer. Then, after three years of strife followed Souluque over the French part in 1846. But in the meantime the Dominican Republic, (that is, the Spanish portion of the island,) with an area of 17,000 square miles, and a population of 136,500, had declared its complete independence of the French portion. Spain, however, has never, it seems, formally admitted its independence of herself. It has been forty years out of her possession. Mr. James Redpatli, who is officially connected with the Republic of Hayti, gives the following explanation of the reported usurpation: ‘ "Since the independence of the Dominican Republic, two parties have divided and alternately governed it, whose representative men are Santana and Baex, as the words re-union and independence indicate their respective policies. "Some years ago--(what I say now is drawn from Haytien official sources)--Santana borrowed a million of dollars from Spain. Failing to repay it according to the terms of the loan, he offered to give a mortgage on the custom-houses. Last summer, accordingly, a small band of Spaniards, not more than eighty in all, arrived in St. Domingo, and the three officials among them immediately entered on their duties as collectors at the ports. The rest were mechanics. This is all the 'emigration' that has been sent to the Dominican Republic by Spain. "This policy of Santana furnished the material for creating an effective union among the opposition to his government. 'See! he is selling the country to the whites!" Even as early as last December, revolutionary circulars and proclamations were in type in St. Domingo, and a copy of the proofs, I know, were shown to a distinguished Ambassador at Paris. But this project was nipped in the bud; and Baez is still an exile. The intrigues of the opposition continuing and increasing, Santana has called for aid--first, in order to secure the perpetuity of his own government, and, secondly, to enable him to pay the loan. ‘"This, I venture to say, is 'the sum total of the whole' hubbub that we hear from Havana.'"’ ’
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