Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Haiti debt to France
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"Charles X, the contemporary king of France, felt that to sustain the monarchy he required resources that only Haiti could offer. Thus, perceiving that Haiti’s need for international recognition was a valuable source of leverage, he sent an “envoy” of 14 warships armed with 528 cannons in order to guarantee Boyer’s approval of “the most generous treaty [of our time].” This treaty entailed that France would give Haiti recognition and open commerce, but only if Haiti paid an “indemnity” for all of the French property lost in the Haitian revolution and if Haiti gave France preferential commercial treatment. It was agreed that Haiti would pay 150 million gold francs total (equivalent of one year’s total revenue for Haiti), with a payment plan of 30 million annually."

http://www.northeastern.edu/haitinet/foreign-relations/

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