William Moultrie Manuscript Letter Signed "Your most huml Serv/ Willm Moultrie/ Oct 11. 1793" as Governor of South Carolina, one page, 7.5" x 9". No place, unnamed recipient. In full, "Mr. Longchamp makes just now an Application to me, to request the Names of his Accusers of having been at the Head of the Negroes at ("the Cape" is crossed out) port au prince. I could not refuse him the Request. You will be so kind, Sir, to send me the Names of those mentioned persons, that Mr. Longchamp may have an Opportunity to justify himself as the Laws admit. I have the Honor to be." In 1791, slaves rebelled in the north part of Haiti. They massacred all the whites they encountered. The rebellion was put down in Cap Francais where the whites were able to defeat the slave rebels. Port-au-Prince was Haiti's largest city. In August 1793, the French administrator of Haiti abolished slavery. Evidently an acquaintance of William Moultrie, Governor of South Carolina from 1785-1787 and 1792-1794, was accused of helping the rebel slaves. Mounting strip at the edge on verso has resulted in minor creasing at the left margin.

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