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1794 < 1795 > 1796

1795 Medallion of the British Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
In 1795 French 'départements' are beeing created in Saint-Domingue. They will be abolished again in 1800.

In 1795 Michel Etienne Descourtilz publishes the Histoire des desastres de Saint-Domingue in Paris, giving an overview of the beginning of the Haitian Revolution from a French perspective.
The Second Maroon War is fought on Jamaica, a neighboring island, in 1795.

The rebel leader and maroon Romaine-la-Prophétesse dies in 1795.


  • "On the 20th of July, 1795, Polverel wrote him [Toussaint Louverture] these lines: "We do not think you a traitor, but you show not the courage of a republican. If you do not feel strength enough to die rather than yield, say so frankly. We can easily find citizens who make no account of death, when the honor of their country is at stake." (Beard p. 69)
  • On July 27 Toussaint and his troops capture Marmelade and then move on towards Ennery. (Beard p. 69)


  • Beard, J. R. (John Relly) (1863). Toussaint L'Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography. Chapel Hill, NC: Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH. Online Publication