Notes on the Geography of Mauritius: Mauritius 1: Port Louis: Photo 59
D'Epinay couldn't prevent abolition, but he did manage to negotiate compensation, and slave owners were paid a bit over half of the market value of their slaves, who were valued at four million pounds. D'Epinay must have done all right for himself, because thirty-some years later he built the island's first steam-driven sugar mill at Argy, over near the island's east coast.
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