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7585: Defending the King

>From Richard Morse:

"Many of the acts of cruelty attributed to Christophe, however, were 
committed by his subordinates and without his knowledge or approval. The 
unrest in his kingdom, too, was as much due to the intrigues and
of those in important positions as to his tyranny. These unscrupulous men- 
members of the aristocracy, officials in the government, and army
had become jealous of his power and secretly awaited an opportunity to 
overthrow the government. Although they owed their positions and wealth to 
him, they resented his ascendency over them and they believed that they 
rather than he should rule the country."
(Henry Christophe and Thomas Clarkson, A Correspondence, U. of California 
Press 1952)