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1796 < 1797 > 1798

In 1797 Toussaint Louverture sends his sons Isaac and Placide Louverture to Paris to be educated.




  • Toussaint sends his Rapport addressé au Directoire executif par le citoyen Toussaint Louverture, general en chef des Forces de la République francaise a Saint-Domingue. to the French Directory, detailing his conversations with Sonthonax


  • Toussaint Louverture sends a letter to the French Directory on November 5, taking a stand of Republican values. This was perhaps the key turning point for Toussaint in defending Saint-Domingue's liberty. (Fick)

See also


  • Fick, Carolyn, Concordia University. "The Slave Revolution and the Unfolding of Independence in Saint-Domingue, 1801-1804." The Haitian Revolution: Viewed 200 Years After, an International Scholarly Conference. John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI. June 19, 2004.