Indemnité de St Domingue, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (Indemnity of Santo Domingo, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations)
Liquidation certificate for 92,67F - Paris 1841.
Liquidation certificate for 92,67 francs issued in Paris in 1841.
After defeating the French forces commanded by General de Rochambeau at Vertières on November 18, 1803, Jean-Jacques Dessalines proclaimed the independence of Haiti on January 1, 1804 and became Emperor Jacques I.
He orders the massacre of French settlers and distributes their land to his officers. He will be assassinated in 1806 with the help of Pétion and Boyer.
France waited until 1825 to recognize this independence. President Jean-Pierre Boyer, "supreme leader" of Haiti from 1820 to 1843, after the death of Pétion in 1818) agrees to pay 150 million francs, in order to compensate the expropriated settlers.
After having paid 30 million, Haiti obtains in 1838 by a treaty that the remainder of the debt is reduced to 60 million francs and a treaty of peace and friendship is then signed to definitively settle the dispute.
The bearer of this title was entitled to the distribution of the 60 million due by the Government of Haiti in execution of the treaty of 1838.
Very rare document, on thin paper.
Stamps at the back.
Size : 31 x 28 cm
- Rare bonds
- Issued before 1900