slave revolt Aug 1848

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slave revolt Aug 1848 - . i. lAdvices from Porto Rico, to the24h of...
. i. lAdvices from Porto Rico, to the24h of Julr, state that the inhabitants of 1 once were on the night of. the 18th thrown into a' considerable state of alarm bv the discovery of a plot existing among the n'eerocs for a grand insurrection. It was discovered by infonna - tion given by one' or two negroes' to their master, who on ascertaining the truth of it immediately gave notice to tlie proper authorities. Three of the ringleaders ringleaders were ar rented, and, 'after trial, two were condemned condemned to be shot and the other to be sent to the chain transr for 10 rears. The nlan was an exten sive one, and included all the negroes on the south side of the island from Guayama to Mayainex. The rise was to be simultaneous in the different parts of the ifLiud, and the day fixed was the last day of the month, lncywereto burn all the towns, kill all the whites, and make a second St. Domingo of the island.: fcince the arrest of the ringleaders con fidence was entirely restored, liusiuess was dull throughout the island. There was a great amount of Englith shipping. 41. per ton was the last rate paid for freight to hcgland, but small vessels would bring more. The estates had finished getting in the crotis, and tae weatner continued lavourauie lor tne ceming one. The New' York papers discredit the intelligence of an insurrection in Cuba, later advices having been received in which no mention is made of such an occurrence.

Clipped from The Times21 Aug 1848, MonPage 5

The Times (London, Greater London, England)21 Aug 1848, MonPage 5
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