landing at Fort Liberte; eight thousand more
at Port Republican.
Herewith you will receive my Proclamation
which expresses the intentions of the French
Government; but recollect, whatever individ¬
ual esteem your conduct in the colony may have
inspired me with, I hold you responsible for
what may happen.
I salute you.
Head-Quarters at the Cape,
13th Pluriose, year 10.
Henry Christophe, General of Brigade, Com¬
mandant of the Arrondissement of the Cape,
to the General in Chief, Leclerc.
Your Aid-de-camp, General, has delivered
to me your letter of this day ; I have the hon¬
our to inform you that I could not deliver up
the forts and post confided to my command,
without previous orders from the Governor-Gen¬
eral, Toussaint Louverture, my immediate chief,
from whom I hold the powers with which I am
invested. I am fully persuaded that I have to
do with Frenchmen, and that you are the chief
of the armament called the Expedition ; but I