About This Publication

The first issue of the Almanach Royal was published some time in 1813 by the state-run printer, P. Roux. The year 1814 that appears on the cover of this issue was an important one in Haiti, as it marked not only the publication of Baron de Vastey’s Le système colonial dévoilé, but it was also the year that a treaty of peace was struck after years of civil war between Henry Christophe and Alexandre Pétion, the president of the southern Republic of Haiti, seated in Port-au-Prince.

*Provenance: Library of the American Philosophical Society

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