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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