||William Dundas recants, arguing against abolition, and the compromise is not enacted (see 1793). Commons passes a foreign abolition bill. Lords tables the bill in favor of continued hearings on general abolition. Britain temporarily conquers Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, and large sections of St. Domingue; this enterprise costs 4,500,000 pounds and 80,000 soldiers. Martinique permanently occupied. Sugar reaches its low price point before 1799. French ships raid the African coast, including Sierra Leone.