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Courier of New Hampshire, November 11, 1802

The "French Negroes"

Several thousand refugees from Saint Domingue settled outside Louisiana. A substantial group migrated to Maryland, Philadelphia, and New York. The arrival of large numbers of slaves and free people of color was seen everywhere with alarm. According to these articles, in South Carolina, the arrival of a thousand black Haitians prompted men to "be summoned to turn out with the different companies, and the orders are, not to take a single Negro, but shoot them all."

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