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* On '''June 4''' British troops capture [[Port-au-Prince]].
 
* On '''June 4''' British troops capture [[Port-au-Prince]].
 
* On '''June 8''' Brigadier General John Whyte, the commandant of the British forces in [[Saint-Domingue]] at the time, [[General Whyte's Proclamation to the People of Saint-Domingue|issues a proclamation]] on claiming British sovereignty over the colony.
 
* On '''June 8''' Brigadier General John Whyte, the commandant of the British forces in [[Saint-Domingue]] at the time, [[General Whyte's Proclamation to the People of Saint-Domingue|issues a proclamation]] on claiming British sovereignty over the colony.
* On ''June 15''' the French official [[Sonthonax]] is recalled to France to face trial for treason. ([[Parkinson]], p. 83) He will return later in the decade.
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* On '''June 15''' the French official [[Sonthonax]] is recalled to France to face trial for treason. ([[Parkinson]], p. 83) He will return later in the decade.
  
 
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==References==

Revision as of 19:09, 19 March 2006

Title page of a 1794 publication of Sonthonax's proclamation abolishing slavery

May

June

  • On June 4 British troops capture Port-au-Prince.
  • On June 8 Brigadier General John Whyte, the commandant of the British forces in Saint-Domingue at the time, issues a proclamation on claiming British sovereignty over the colony.
  • On June 15 the French official Sonthonax is recalled to France to face trial for treason. (Parkinson, p. 83) He will return later in the decade.

References