Letter from Henri Christophe to Governor Toussaint Louverture, 1802
Here is a letter written by Henri Christophe as Generale De Brigade of North of the country to Toussaint Louverture who was the Governor of Saint-Domingue(Haiti) in 1802
Henry Christophe was a self educated person who learned everything from own experience. He was born in a slave family in 1767, never went to school. Christophe had always maintained a mission to eradicate slavery and build Haiti into a strong country. He was born in a time when the French, Spanish and English all had an interest in the island and the tormented slaves were desperately rebelling for their freedom. The facts of his early life are debatable to the historians who believe that they were issued and publicized on his own order with convenient citation of birthplace (Grenada, a British colonial acquisition in the Lesser Antilles) and date. Some of them believe that he was born free, but became enslaved as a youth.