CHAP. LIII. HISPANIOLA. CONTINUED
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Effective force o f Toussaint when the British evacuated the Island.— Revolution o f his followers on the departure o f the English.— Forgotten by the French.— Announces the independence o f St. Domingo.— Effect o f that annuncia tion.— Motives which urged the First Consul to attempt the subjugation o f the Colony.— Intrigues used to effect it.— Proclamation issued by Buonaparte on the occasion. — Letter o f Buonaparte to Toussaint.— Arrival o f L e Clerc o ff Cape Francois.— Message o f Christophe.— Troops o f L e Clerc landed, and the city set on f r e .— Progress o f the devastation.— Insidious conduct o f Coisnon, and interview between Toussaint and his children. — Proclamation o f L e Clerc.— Commencement and pro gress o f the war.— Several black leaders seduced by the intrigues o f L e Clerc.— Vicissitudes o f the war.— Danger o f Cape Francois.— Inconstancy o f the Blacks.— Cessa tion o f hostilities.— Toussaint perfidiously seized and sent to France.— Fate o f Toussaint and fam ily.