The defence of this place was given to Dessalines, a most audacious and able fighter.
“I wish you could tell us when it would come,” said Dessalines.
Never was sick man more impatient to be strong than Dessalines.
Vincent is a fine fellow,” said Dessalines, “and a credit to his colour.
I cannot help it; I must do so, rather than go and be a butcher in the mornes with Dessalines.
“Take care how you heed those voices, Dessalines,” said Christophe.
A new colored leader, Dessalines, arose and all the eight thousand remaining French surrendered to the blockading British fleet.
Madame Dessalines was among those; and one of the most eager to be gone.
“I would thank anyone to tell me that it is not as I fear,” replied Dessalines.
Dessalines was made governor-general for life and afterward proclaimed himself emperor.