Browse the Gazette Officielle de l’état d‘Hayti, 1807-1811

After the assassination of the Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines in October 1806, General Henry Christophe was named provisory president of Haiti. However, shortly afterward, he fled from Port-au-Prince to establish his own republic in the north of Haiti at Cap-Haitïen. The new nation’s newspaper would be edited by one of the country’s earliest historians, the poet and playwright, Juste Chanlatte, and would be called, the Gazette Officielle de l’état d‘Hayti. This paper would replace the Dessalinien state’s Gazette politique et commerciale d’Haiti. Both papers were published by the state-sanctioned printer, P. Roux.  On March 26, 1811, Henry Christophe established a monarchy and became king over the northern part of the island. It is at this time that we assume the newly baptized northern Kingdom of Hayti renamed its national newspaper, the Gazette Royale d’Hayti.

 

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May 7, 1807 7 Mai 1807

On May 7, 1807, three months after Christophe issued a new constitution for the northern...

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May 14, 1807 14 Mai 1807

This second issue of La Gazette Officielle announces that the price of subscription is twelve...

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May 21, 1807 21 Mai 1807

This third issue of La Gazette Officielle contains the first part of an important abolitionist...

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May 28, 1807 28 Mai 1807

This issue continues with reports from the debates over the abolition of the slave trade...

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June 4, 1807 4 Juin 1807

This issue contains an address from Henry Christophe to the Haitian people. Christophe acknowledges the...

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June 11, 1807 11 Juin 1807

This issue is mostly devoted to international news, and more specifically, France’s war with Russia....

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June 18, 1807 18 Juin 1807

The first article of this issue is entitled, “Conclusion on the advantages of Russia in...

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June 25, 1807 25 Juin 1807

This issue contains more news from Russia and also reports on the progress of the...

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July 2, 1807 2 Juillet 1807

Contains a lengthy excerpt from the Courrier d’Angleterre about the present situation of Napoléon Bonaparte....

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July 9, 1807 9 Juillet 1807

In this issue, we find a continuation of several topics first addressed in previously published...

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July 30, 1807 30 Juillet 1807

In continuing its coverage of the growing division between the north and south in Haiti,...

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August 6, 1807 6 Août 1807

The final article in this issue commemorates the July 15th "fête" of Henry Christophe, "his...

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August 13, 1807 13 Août 1807

This issue gives a sense of the northern Haitian government’s growing interest in world affairs...

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August 20, 1807 20 Août 1807

This issue opens with a proclamation issued by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson describes at...

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August 27, 1807 27 Août 1807

In this issue we see both the Haitian government and the Haitian people celebrating the...

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September 3, 1807 3 Septembre 1807

While this issue continues to provide news from (and criticisms of) the southern Republic of...

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September 10, 1807 10 Septembre 1807

Containing one of numerous addresses to the Haitian people warning them against the "seductions" of...

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September 17, 1807 17 Septembre 1807

This issue contains the first excerpt of the emigré royalist Jean-Gabriel Peltier’s London-based L’Ambigu, ou...

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September 24, 1807 24 Septembre 1807

When the French Cardinal, Jean-Sifrein Maury (1746-1847), returned to France from exile in 1806, he...

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October 1, 1807 1er Octobre 1807

Continuing with its attacks on the Senate of Port-au-Prince, this issue finishes with a sonnet...

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October 8, 1807 8 Octobre 1807

Almost this entire issue is devoted to deconstructing statement's from "the so-called Senate of Port-au-Prince."...

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October 15, 1807 15 Octobre 1807

Importantly, this issue contains the first signed article by the newspaper’s editor, Juste Chanlatte (1766-1828),...

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October 29, 1807 29 Octobre 1807

Containing mostly international news, this issue describes a battle between British and U.S. Americans frigates...

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