Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 16

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HAITI. ROCHAMBEAU, MARIE-JOSEPH VIMEUR, GENERAL. Partially printed document, accomplished by hand, captioned ""We Don Marie-Joseph Vimeur Rochambeau, General in Chief of the Army of San Domingue and Captain of the Colony." A passport for Citizen Paul Pierce Thomasson. Single folio leaf, 11-1/2 x 8-7/8 inches; iron gall ink writing partially oxidized, but still quite clear and legible. Cap-Francais, 18 February, 1803

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Passport authorized and signed by General Rochambeau, a ruthless General who was known for his harsh treatment of blacks. By today's standards, Rochambeau would have been tried for war crimes. Rochambeau was sent by the French government to re-take control from the rebels under Dessalines, but was defeated at the battle of Vertieres in 1803.