After his spell with the army it is thought Henry gained his freedom and returned to Haiti, working as a mason, sailor and stable hand as well as a variety of other jobs including a time as manager of a French owned plantation called Milot. When the slave uprising began in 1791 he grasped his chance and joined the struggle, becoming an officer and rising to the rank of General under the leadership of Toussaint Louverture.
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Henry as King - Wikimedia
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