Remarks on the Ordonnance issued at Paris, the 29th August 1814; for the re-establishment of the French Slave Trade, and on the proposition submitted to the Chamber of Deputies by General Desforneaux, on the subject of St. Domingo: with notices respecting the present state of that island
J. Hatchard
Abolition Campaigns
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
French Restoration Slave Trade Peace Paris Haiti Senegal Colonies
After the Peace of Paris in 1814, British abolitionists responded with outrage to the prospect of a fully restored French slave trade and the re-colonisation of Haiti. This short pamphlet publicised "the plans and intentions of the French with respect to the African Slave Trade, and the Island of Hayti" (5), as five years of unlimited slave trading had been granted to France at the peace treaty negociations. British abolitionists called for limits to be placed on the trade above the Equator in order to protect agricultural settlements established around Senegal. It is suggested that France's plan to re-conquer Haiti was "absolutely unattainable" (8), and Haitian writings including King Henri Christophe's Royal Almanach (1814) are cited as indications of the firm cultural and political independence of the new nation.
Held at the Arsenal library in Paris, as part of the Abbé Grégoire collection. Also re-printed in the Christian Observer, September 1814.