Courrier de la Louisiane, Nouvelle-Orléans, 12 Janvier, 1811

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    Extracts from two letters, presented in parallel English and French, describing slave revolt known as the German Coast Uprising, January 1811. First letter, from General Wade Hampton to William Claiborne, governor of Orleans Territory, permitting detachments that came with him from New Orleans to return there; also ordering Light Artillery and Dragoons to descend from Baton Rouge. Second letter, from "Mr. Andry father" to Governor Claiborne, announcing capture of Charles Deslondes, "first chief of those bandittis." "Our detachments find many ranaways dead in the woods and three or four of the ringleaders are only missing but are perhaps expiring in some recess of the woods or probably taken by our men."
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