Key Text: Macandale, Chef des Noirs Revoltes
By Le Conseil Superieur, Saint-Domingue
Translated by Dannie Brice
Anom. “Macandale, chef des noirs révoltés, arrêt de condamnation par le Conseil supérieur du Cap-Français à Saint-Domingue (1758),” January 20, 1758. Secrétariat d’État à la Marine - Personnel colonial ancien. Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer. http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/ark:/61561/up424uoqnsvb.num=20.q=macandale.
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“Macandale, leader of the rebellious Blacks (or Black warriors), arrest ordered by the Superior Council of Cap-Français in Santo Domingo (1758)”
The counsel has been instructed by continuance it will produce by the criminal lieutenant of the cape at the request of the general of the king, plaintiff and accuser against the named Macandale, Defendant and accused prisoner in prison of this town of the cape returned today by which he was declared from atteins of convinced not to be made formidable among the negres he has corrupt in truth and prestige to deliver [something] in the composition in the use of a mission claimed to magic, a maleficer that it does or verse do to the negres, to have had besides composed widowed in distributes this poisoner of all species, for reparatory of which it would have been condemned to make amends honorable, lenaus had to hand a torch to read ordered re-poisoned two pounds at the front of the main door of the provincial Church of this city. This case will be led by the executor.
crime conclusion of the would be general. duderieu councilor a très considéré Dir a été par le conseil Qu'il a été bien jugé est griefe appelle en pui faire en pui faire put the first arrest to execution to send back in devoya the cry francoise macandale together his moier the interrogation not him suffered devans lacour this day had the cry criminal lieutenant enfais to the Kings alone of whom the history of the general orders that of July 1682. Against the Divine magician in poison would be published and Posted by third Sunday to die by the church by mialet; the effort of forgetting in poster to the audience Forty juries were enjoined to write the execution certified by the court. Three Black do in Cape Town on the twentieth of january 1758.