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1807, Early Laws of Henri Christophe (Sp. transla., 1810)
Código formado por los negros de la isla de Santo Domingo de la parte francesca hoi estado de Hayti, sancionado por Henrique Cristoval, presidente y
generalisimo: tr. from the French by Juan López Cancelada: 103+(1), p. ports. Cádiz, Quintana, 1810. (This is a Spanish translation of laws
promulgated by Henri Christophe, later King of Haiti. Christophe had adopted the English name “Henry Christopher,” and the English spelling is often used, even
in French documents. The centerpiece of this text, a new constitution for Haiti promulgated on 17 Feb. 1807, appears on pp. 29-38. This is preceded by
historical background material provided by the editors, and is followed by additional legislation enacted under Christophe. At the time of original
publication of these documents, Christophe was one of the principal generals of the Haitian army and had just been elected “President of the State of
Haiti”; i.e., leader of the separate nation he was establishing in the north of Haiti. Somewhat later, on 26 March 1811, he assumed the title of “Henry
I, King of Haiti.” The present compilation of laws is not the eponymously named “Code Henry,” an official collection of laws issued by Christophe in
1812, that is offered elsewhere on this site. The present text lacks an index, but a t.o.c., follows p. 103.)
Title:   Código formado por los negros de la isla de Santo Domingo de la parte francesa hoi estado de Hayti : sancionado por Henrique Cristoval, presidente y generalisimo / traducido del frances por D. Juan López Cancelada, redactor de la Gazeta de Nueva España, con los retratos de los principales gefes de la insurrección.
OCLC Number:   741477552
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