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1797 < 1798 > 1799

The Bay of Port-au-Prince in 1798.
In 1798 the Quasi-War, a naval conflict between France and the United States, starts; it will end in 1800.


  • Thomas Hédouville, the French general sent to the colony as governor after the departure of Sonthonax, flees Saint-Domingue on October 22.