Dessalines Reader, 8 May 1804

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to the inhabitants of the Spanish part of the island, 8 May 1804, MS 72, National Library of Jamaica.

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Also two copies at The National Archives of the UK:

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to the inhabitants of the Spanish part of the island, CO 137/111, The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

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Jean-Jacques Dessalines to the inhabitants of the Spanish part of the island, CO 137/113, The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

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The Proclamation was also published in translation in American newspapers. For example:

Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Governor-General, to the Inhabitants of the Spanish Part, 8 May 1804, New-York Commercial Advertiser, 4 June 1804, Page 3.

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