Caribbean, French-speaking — History — Autonomy and Independence Movements
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Sebastien Lefresne letters
Collection — MS 7320
Call Number: MS 7320
Scope and Contents This collection consists of eight letters written by Sebastien Lefresne, a French colonist in Saint-Domingue employed in the administration of the French military in Cap-Français. These letters, primarily written to members of his family, date from 1797 to 1803, and document the effects of both the Haitian revolution and the Napoleonic Wars on life in Saint-Domingue, including violence from both the rebels and the English as well as the results of the English blockade of the city. Included is a...