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The Early Years of the French Revolution in San Domingo (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
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The Early Years of the French Revolution in San Domingo (Paperback): Herbert Elmer Mills
The Early Years of the French Revolution in San Domingo (Paperback): Herbert Elmer Mills

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The Early Years of the French Revolution in San Domingo (Paperback)

Herbert Elmer Mills

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... its claim to supremacy in internal affairs, it now appeals to the French constitution in regard to a purely local matter. Garran points to this as one piece of testimony to the weak and undecided course henceforth pursued by the assembly. It published addresses at this time showing the same lack of confidence.2" Here we have another illustration of the principle that in a contest between a legislative body trying to wield executive power as well, and a well constituted executive, the latter will have the advantage. In San Domingo the struggle was very short. The Assembly issued some decrees after this but they were of little effect. It ordered the intendant to turn over to its treasury 200,000 livres a month to be used in paying its members; but he declared this impossible.262 They could not execute their decrees.263 Perceiving the weakness of the General Assembly, its enemies now began to take active measures against it. The Superior Council of Port-au-Prince investigated the murder of Ferraud-de-Beaudieres and other similar crimes. The tribunals in the North brought charges against Bacon de la Chevalarie.264 The General Assembly ordered these judicial proceedings to be relinquished since they were not in accordance with the decrees of the National Assembly.2" It ordered the governor to come to St. Marc, with his officials and records.266 He, of course, refused. The commissioners from St. Marc who brought this order were received coldly with great display of power. They reported that the barracks of the royal troops were being fortified and that force was apparently to be used.267 The attendance upon the Assembly began to decrease rapidly from resignations and absences. In the early summer there had been great scarcity of bread-stuffs.268 On the 17 July ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Herbert Elmer Mills
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-53999-1
Barcode: 9781151539991
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LSN: 1-151-53999-6

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