After the decree was repealed, the Assembly ordered commissioners to go to Saint-Domingue with 18,000 troops and restore control. In December, 1791, they arrived in Saint-Domingue and their position was weaker because they had 6,000 troops. The commissioners could not bring peace to Saint-Domingue with 6,000 troops. France’s problem was to bring unity between the free people of color and the Caucasians against the slaves. On April, 4, 1 the free people of color were given citizenship.