Sentence Examples

  • Counting three-fifths of the slaves), and free negroes or mulattoes " descended from negro ancestors to the fourth generation inclusive " were excluded from the suffrage.
  • In that year there were in French St Domingo 480,000 blacks, 24,000 mulattoes and only 30,000 whites.
  • In 1685), was humane in its spirit; but we are informed that its provisions were habitually disregarded by the planters, whilst the free mulattoes laboured under serious grievances and were exposed to irritating indignities.
  • There were in 1789 a number of mulattoes in Paris, who had come from San Domingo to assert the rights of the people of colour in that colony before the national assembly.
  • Vincent Oge, one of the mulatto delegates in Paris, disgusted at the overthrow of the hopes of his race, returned to San Domingo, and on landing in October 1790 addressed a letter to the governor announcing his intention of taking up arms on behalf of the mulattoes if their wrongs were not redressed.

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