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Collection Reference Number GLC04032
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1802 
Title Charles LeClerc to General Jean Rochambeau [in French], regarding the Haitian Revolution
Date 6 August 1802
Author Leclerc, Charles (1772-1802)  
Recipient Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Dated 18 Thermidor, year ten. Written during the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804). Leclerc, French commander at Haiti, informs Rochambeau that General Antoine Richepanse has reestablished slavery in Guadeloupe, and there are slight signs of unrest. Predicts that the insurrection is in its final stage. Advises using examples of severity to inspire terror. Written on Armee de Saint-Domingue stationery.
Subjects Haitian Revolution  Rebellion  Caribbean  Government and Civics  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  France  African American History  Slave Rebellion  Slavery  
People Leclerc, Charles (1772-1802)  Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de (1725-1807)  Richepanse, Antoine (1770-1802)  
Place written Haiti
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; African Americans; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information LeClerc died of Yellow Fever in November 1802; Rochambeau was his successor.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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