EXTRACTS FROM THE REGISTERS OF THE DELIBE
RATIONS OF THE CONSULS OF THE REPUBLIC.
Paris, 17th Brumaire,
in the 10th year of the French Republic.
one and indivisible.
Proclamation of the first Consul to the Inhab
it ants of St. Domingo.
WHATEVER be your origin or your co¬
lour, you are all Frenchmen, you are all free
and equal before God and before the Republic.
France, as well as St. Domingo, has been
the prey of factions, dismembered by civil and
by foreign, wars ; but all is changed. All na¬
tions have embraced the French, and sworn to
them peace and amity. Frenchmen, too, have
embraced one another, and have sworn unani¬
mously to live as friends and brothers; come
you, likewise, to throw yourselves into the
arms of France, and rejoice to see once move.
your friends and brothers of Europe.
The government sends you the Captain-
General Leclerc ; he takes with him a name
rous force for your protection again it your ene-