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'''Colonel John Whitelocke''' (1757 - December 23, 1833) was commander of the 500 British troops that landed in [[Saint-Domingue]]  on September 19, [[1793]].  An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.  He was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 74)
 
'''Colonel John Whitelocke''' (1757 - December 23, 1833) was commander of the 500 British troops that landed in [[Saint-Domingue]]  on September 19, [[1793]].  An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.  He was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 74)
  
The British troops stayed in Saint-Domingue for five years.
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The British troops stayed in Saint-Domingue for five years until they were defeated by [[Toussaint Louverture]] in [[1798]].
  
 
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Revision as of 18:30, 6 July 2006

Colonel John Whitelocke (1757 - December 23, 1833) was commander of the 500 British troops that landed in Saint-Domingue on September 19, 1793. An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops. He was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." (Parkinson, p. 74)

The British troops stayed in Saint-Domingue for five years until they were defeated by Toussaint Louverture in 1798.

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