The National Convention bans slavery in all French coloinies.
Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves the Spanish forces and rejoins the French.
The Treaty of Bâle ends Spain's involvement in the conflict and gives eastern Hispaniola to France.
French commander Laveaux appoints Toussaint lieutenant-governor of Saint-Domingue.
Commissioner Léger-Félicité Sonthonax appoints Toussaint commander-in-chief of French colonial forces in Saint-Domingue.
Henri Christophe appointed commander at Le Cap. Dr. Edward Stevens appointed U.S. consul general.
The War of Knives begins.
Christophe presides over courts martial all month; suspects shot without trial at Savane de la Fossette outside Le Cap.
Christophe ordered to reinforce General Jean-Jacques Dessalines at Jacmel.
Toussaint betrays two of Roume’s spies in Jamaica as a token of good faith.
Alexandre Pétion deserts Toussaint. Bauvais escapes from Jacmel but drowns en route to Curaçao. Pétion replaces him as commander at Jacmel.
Pétion sallies against Dessalines and Christophe at Jacmel. His forces are routed, preventing a link-up with Rigaud and effectively ending the War of Knives.
Napoleon confirms Toussaint as commander-in-chief of St.-Domingue.
Rigaud flees to France.
Toussaint enters Les Cayes. Dessalines appointed governor of South Province.
Severe storms cause extensive flooding; dams fail.
Toussaint arrests Roume and sends him back to France.
Toussaint invades Spanish Santo Domingo.
New constitution declared; Toussaint governor-general for life.