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'''Etienne Polveral''' - French Commissioner who arrived in [[Saint-Domingue]] in late [[1792]].  When his son was seized as a hostage by [[François_Galbaud_du_Fort |General Galbaud]], he replied: "I adore my son, but he cannot be exchanged for the life of a traitor.  Please do not refer to this matter again." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 68)
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'''Etienne Polveral''' ''(also "Polverel")'' – Arrived in [[Le Cap]] aboard the ''America'' as a Civil Commissioner to [[Saint-Domingue]] on [[September 17, 1792]], along with [[Léger Félicité Sonthonax]] and [[Jean-Antoine Ailhaud]]. ([[Avengers of the New World|Dubois]], p. 142) Polverel was given charge of the West, and when Ailhaud abandoned his post, he took responsibility for the South as well. ([[The Making of Haiti|Fick]], p. 315 n3)
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When Polveral's son was seized as a hostage, [[François_Galbaud_du_Fort |General Galbaud]] proposed to exchange the boy for the general's brother, [[César Galbaud]], who had been taken prisoner by the Commissioners. ([[Written in Blood|Heinl]], p. 56)  Polveral replied: "I adore my son, but he cannot be exchanged for the life of a traitor.  Please do not refer to this matter again." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 68)
  
 
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* {{Avengers of the New World]]
 
* {{This Gilded African}}
 
* {{This Gilded African}}
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* {{The Making of Haiti}}
  
 
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Revision as of 15:37, 21 September 2004

Etienne Polveral (also "Polverel") – Arrived in Le Cap aboard the America as a Civil Commissioner to Saint-Domingue on September 17, 1792, along with Léger Félicité Sonthonax and Jean-Antoine Ailhaud. (Dubois, p. 142) Polverel was given charge of the West, and when Ailhaud abandoned his post, he took responsibility for the South as well. (Fick, p. 315 n3)

When Polveral's son was seized as a hostage, General Galbaud proposed to exchange the boy for the general's brother, César Galbaud, who had been taken prisoner by the Commissioners. (Heinl, p. 56) Polveral replied: "I adore my son, but he cannot be exchanged for the life of a traitor. Please do not refer to this matter again." (Parkinson, p. 68)

References

  • {{Avengers of the New World]]
  • Parkinson, Wenda (1978). This Gilded African. London: Quartet Books. ISBN 0-7043-2187-4
  • Fick, Carolyn E. (1990). The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 0-87049-667-0.