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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November 5, 1807 5 Novembre 1807

This issue continues to report on the troubles between Russia and France, or rather between...

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November 12, 1807 12 Novembre 1807

Reporting on President Christophe's November 7th visit to the capital, Cap-Haïtien, after a considerable absence,...

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November 19, 1807 19 Novembre 1807

This is a noteworthy issue, principally, because it contains the first signed poem by Juste...

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November 26, 1807 26 Novembre 1807

Comprising almost entirely international news from Peltier's L'Ambigu, this issue finishes with the report of a...

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December 3, 1807 3 Décembre 1807

News of the Napoleonic Wars, culled from various European sources, continuously populate the pages of...

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December 10, 1807 10 Décembre 1807

Continuing the tradition of largely reporting international news, this issue contains in large part a...

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December 24, 1807 24 Décembre 1807

This issue begins with a commentary on a speech given by Napoleon Bonaparte, excerpted from L'Ambigu. The...

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January 21, 1808 21 Janvier 1808

The principle article in this issue describes a speech given by President Christophe for the...

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January 28, 1808 28 Janvier 1808

Almost entirely taken up with an excerpt from L’Ambigu commenting on Napoleon Bonaparte’s continuous attempts...

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March 3, 1808 3 Mars 1808

Continuing to report on the “threatening” movements of Bonaparte, particularly, his designs on the South...

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March 17, 1808 17 Mars 1808

The final article of this issue criticizes French attempts to circumvent the usual and customary...

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October 12, 1809 12 Octobre 1809

The first article in this issue mentions President Christophe’s recent visit to the construction site...

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October 19, 1809 19 Octobre 1809

This issue consists almost entirely of a lengthy excerpt from L’Ambigu reporting the victory of...

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October 26, 1809 26 Octobre 1809

This issue begins with a proclamation issued by President Christophe to those blockaded in Môle...

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November 2, 1809 2 Novembre 1809

Reporting at the outset the United States's lifting of the embargo against trading with England...

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November 9, 1809 9 Novembre 1809

This issue begins with an excerpt from L'Ambigu detailing Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat of the Hungarians at...

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November 23, 1809 23 Novembre 1809

The issue begins by announcing Napoleon Bonaparte's ex-communication from the Catholic Church, per the orders...

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November 30, 1809 30 Novembre 1809

Returning to its focus on exposing the so-called crimes of Pétion’s rival government in Port-au-Prince,...

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December 7, 1809 7 Décembre 1809

Continuing with its attack on both Antoine Dupré and rival president Alexandre Pétion, this issue...

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June 14, 1810 14 Juin 1810

One of the most noteworthy elements of this issue is the change of the long-standing...

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January 3, 1811 3 Janvier 1811

One of only three issues of La Gazette Officielle from 1811 that appears on this...

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January 10, 1811 10 Janvier 1811

The first part of the celebration of the eighth anniversary of Haitian independence takes over...

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