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Grenada monument erected by the Legislature of Grenada to the memory of the Inhabitants &c. who were murdered at Mount Quaqua, 8th of April, 1795

Grenada monument erected by the Legislature of Grenada to the memory of the Inhabitants &c. who were murdered at Mount Quaqua, 8th of April, 1795

Artist: Westmacott, R.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop CXXIII

Item number: 113

Length: 391

Width: 538

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Inscription on a monument erected on the island of Granada. The island has experienced a turbulent past with much unrest between the British and French colonists and the slaves who were brought to the island to work on the tobacco, sugar and coffee plantations. In 1795 the unrest became more prominent and there was a rebellion. A planter and ex-slave Julian Fedon, was chosen as the leader and on 3rd March he and his troops surrounded the British settlement in Grenville and killed many of the inhabitants, including the Governor and his wife and staff. By April Sir Ralph Abercromby arrived on the island and helped to suppress the rebellion but not until many colonists had lost their lives. This monument was erected in their memory.

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