Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 341

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(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.) A pamphlet and 7 manuscripts relating to the Dominican War of Independence. [10] pages plus initial blank leaf. 4to, self-wrappers * [13] manuscript pages in total. Folio; minor browning. Vp, 1844

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These documents date from the 1844 war in which the Dominican Republic achieved independence from Haiti. The pamphlet is a Dominican production titled "El Eco Dominicano," aimed at the Haitian audience. It promises that although the Haitians are more numerous, the Dominicans are more gallant and will defend their territory, and are prepared to launch retaliatory raids into Haiti if incursions continue. It is dated Santo Domingo: Imprenta Nacional, 25 April 1842 (corrected in manuscript to 1844).
The manuscripts are all from Puerto Rico, and relate directly to the Haitian-Dominican conflict. They are official manuscript copies on sealed Porto Rico paper, discussing guarantees of safety to various parties in the new Dominican Republic: Haitian troops, French-speaking residents, and Spanish citizens. They also include general reports on the rapidly evolving movement toward independence, and the efforts of African-descent Haitians to stop them--both sides being viewed with some nervousness by Spanish colonial officials in Puerto Rico.