Jean Baptiste Villatte

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Jean Baptiste Villatte (aka Jean Louis Villatte) was second-in-command to Comte de Laveaux. Toussaint Louverture felt certain that Villatte had committed "corruption on a grand scale and belligerent disloyalty" (Parkinson, p. 100), and urged Laveaux to find evidence of it.

Villatte, along with André Rigaud and Pierre Pinchinat, engineered Laveaux's capture and imprisonment. Toussaint released Laveaux in short order. When Léger Félicité Sonthonax returned to the post of Commissioner in 1796, Sonthonax had Villatte arrested and deported.

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