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



  • 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.