miles to the southwest of it; so that it is placed, as it were, right 
in the center of the four great Antilles, of which it is one and the 
next in size after Cuba. It is, besides, within 600 miles of the 
northern coast of South America, and to the north of it, not far 
away, are Inagua, Turk's, and other smaller islands. It lies be- 
tween 17** 37' and 20° north latitude and between 68® 20' and 
74** 30' longitude west from Greenwich, so that it is to be noted 
that the whole island is well within the tropics, and that its topo- 
graphical position is such as to command the entrance to the Gulf 
of Mexico from the southeast and to give it importance on the 
great ocean highway leading from Europe and the United States 
to the isthmus which joins the two Americas and which must, in 
the opinion of many, open some day a convenient passage between 
the great oceans. 

The island under consideration is very large, so large indeed 
that a person on any central part of it would find it difficult to 
conceive that he is not on the mainland of a continent rather than 
a mere island. Its greatest length from east to west is a little more 
than 400 miles, while its breadth from north to south varies from 
about 160 miles, measured from near Point Isabella to Cape Beate, 
to about 17 miles across the narrowest part of the extreme western 
peninsula, and it is estimated that its perimeter, not including 
its very numerous bays and inlets, would measure not far from 
900 miles. Compared with European countries as to square miles 
of surface, it is nearly three times as large as Belgium, one- 
fifth larger than the Kingdom of Greece, more than twice the 
size of Denmark, and is only a little smaller than Portugal or 
Ireland. Compared in this respect with the States of the American 
Union, it is one-fourth larger than the whole area covered by 
Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut together; 
it is more than six times as large as Connecticut, or a litde 
larger than South Carolina; that is, it contains about 31,000 
square miles of surface.

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Did you know? In 1874 Haiti and the Dominican Republic signed a friendship treaty

Did you know? In 1874 Haiti and the Dominican Republic signed a friendship treaty

The book W. Cameron Forbes and the Hoover Commissions to Haiti, by Robert Melvin Spector expresses that Michel Domingue was chosen on June 11, 1874 for a term of eight years. In November of that year, Haiti and the Dominican Republic marked a kinship arrangement. History specialist Dantes Bellegarde keeps up that Domingue's nephew Septimus Rameau was fundamentally the intellectual prowess behind Domingue. 


Leger construes that the defeat of Domingue began with the issuance of an advance of 26 million francs from France that Rameau launched, the majority of which professedly went straightforwardly into his pockets. Besides, capture warrants were issued for three exceedingly respected people in Domingue's administration: Pierre-Theoma Boisrond Canal, Pierre Momplaisir, and General Brice. The trio was blamed by Rameau for contriving against Domingue, and equipped warriors were sent to catch them. 

Brice, relates Leger, had the capacity escape from his aggressors and later passed on of a thigh wound at the Spanish Consultate. As indicated by Spector, Monplaisir Pierre set up a colossal battle, and offered fighters to capture him a taste of his aptitudes as a fine military men, before being stifled by fortification sent from the big guns. Spector likewise expressed in his book that Boisrond-Canal was cautioned. Leger happens to say that Boisrond Canal was at his bequest in a territory called Freres in Petionville, and figured out how to escape to the U.s. Office, which at the time, was in a suburb called Turgeau. 

As indicated by Leger, after the passing of Brice and Pierre, and still pissed at the advance that was purportedly utilized for Rameau's satisfaction, Port-au-Prince rose up against Domingue and Rameau. Rameau went to the Bank of Haiti to withdraw the remaining stash he had spared there, and was slaughtered in the lanes before he could make a run for it. Domingue had the capacity escape and make his getaway to Jamaica.

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