LIBERTY and EQUJLITr
ARMY OF ST. DOMINGO.
Head Quarters on TJoard the Ocean,
13th Pluviose, 10th year of the Republic.
The General in Chief of the Army of St. Do¬
mingo, Captain-General of the Colony, to
the General of Brigade, CHRISTOPHE,
Commandant at the Cape.
I learn with indignation, Citizen Gene¬
ral, that you refuse to receive the French squad
ron, and the French army that I command, un¬
der the pretext that you have received no or¬
ders from the Governor-General.
France has concluded a peace with England,
and its government sends to St. Domingo, forces
capable of subduing the rebels ; at least if any
are to be found in St. Domingo. As to you,
General, I confess it will grieve me to account
you among them.
I give you notice, that if you have not in the
course of this day surrendered the Forts Pico-
let and Belair, with all the batteries on the
coast, tomorrow, at day break, fifteen thousand
troops shall be disembarked.
Four thousand men are, at this moment,