- In March the slave insurrection near Léogâne - led by Romaine-la-Prophétesse - comes to an end. It had begun in the summer of 1791.
- On April 4 French General Assembly issues a decree which enfranchises free Blacks and free Mulattoes but does not emancipate the slaves. (Kennedy, p. 137) The Assembly prepares a second commission, led by Léger-Félicité Sonthonax, to enforce the ruling.
- On September 17 The French Commissioner of Saint-Domingue, Léger Félicité Sonthonax, arrives in Le Cap together with Étienne Polverel and Jean-Antoine Ailhaud on board of the ship America. Sonthonax expells Blanchelande from Saint-Dominique three days later. Commissioners Roume, Saint-Léger, and Mirbeck leave Saint-.Domingue (Parkinson, p. 66)
- In October Civil Commissioner Ailhaud returns to France.
- On October 21 Rochambeau is installed as Governor General for the first time. The second time, he becomes ruler of Saint-Domingue in November of 1802, until the Haitian revolutionary forces commanded by Jean-Jacques Dessalines deliver the final defeat to the French army in 1803.