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1791 is the year of the vodou ceremonies at Bois Caïman and the start of the Boukman Rebellion. And Michel Etienne Descourtilz gives a French version of the History of the Disasters in Saint-Domingue.


  • The mulatto rebel Vincent Ogé was executed by the French on February 6, 1791 after a failed revolt.


  • On May 15, 1791, the French legislature passed racial reforms urged by Julien Raimond, giving wealthy free-born men of color the right to vote in the colonies.




The French Commissioners Ignace-Frédéric de Mirbeck, Saint-Léger and Philippe-Rose Roume de Saint-Laurent arrived in Saint-Domingue on November 29, 1791.