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ST. LUCIA;

HISTORICAL, STATISTICAL,

AND

DESCRIPTIVE.

BY

HENRY H. BREEN, ESQ.
(THIRTEEN YEARS A RESIDENT IN THE ISLAND.)

LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1844.

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LONDON :

PRINTED BY GEO. PEIRCE,

310, STRAND.

ENRY MUNDE DIEPHENS

INTRODUCTION.

Of all the insular possessions of Britain there is none so little known as St. Lucia; and while each has repeatedly attracted the attention of the traveller and the historian, this Island has either not been noticed at all, or has been dismissed with a cursory glance. Amongst recent writers on the West Indies, Mr. Mackenzie's sphere of observation appears to have been confined to Hayti; Colonel St. Clair's to Demerara and Berbice; Mrs. Carmichael's to St. Vincent and Trinidad ; Colonel Flinter's to Porto-Rico; Dr. Madden's to Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, and Jamaica ; Sir Andrew Halliday's to Barbados, Guiana, Trinidad, and Tobago ; Mr. Turnbull's to Cuba ; and the Rev. Mr. Philippo's to Jamaica. Neither of these writers has the slightest

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