CHAP. LI. HISPANIOLA CONTINUED
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The scenes of devastation which every where covered the country, induced a belief that the insurgents were suffering severely from the famine which their own mad ness had occasioned. But this belief prevailed only for a short season. The sagacity of Jean Francois, a negroe leader, foreseeing this consequence, had provided in time for its approach, by directing his followers to provide for their future sustenance, by planting provisions for their use. His colleagues saw the propriety of the mea sure, and adopted it, and thus provided for the prolong ation of a war, which ultimately laid the foundation of the black empire of Hayti.