Haiti: Americas

10c red brown Map of Louisiana Purchase block of four

Advantage may, indeed, be taken of their present ignorance; glittering and permanent rewards may be promised to their valour; they may be inspired with contemptuous notions of the blacks whom they are going to subdue; and it may not be till successive armies, the flowers of the French chivalry, are swallowed up and lost without advantage, in this insatiable gulf, that the government may be mortified by murmurs and mutiny.

Charles Brockden Brown, An address to the government of the United States on the cession of Louisiana, &c. (1803)

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