But again Sonthonax's promises to the Assembly was that Haiti with emancipation would be able to fund it's own defence because the ex-slaves would never willingly side with another power and would also produce more goods as free workers would work harder. The promise was that Haiti would make more money for France.Absolutely no question.
An interesting thing, however, would be if the Leclerc expedition never got around to be sent before the Peace of Amiens broke down. That then means a few more years of Haiti of potential settling down, no genocide perpetrated against the former slaves and the only possible attacks coming from the UK maybe trying to take Hispaniola for itself and unlikely to succeed if they even happen. By the times thing calmed down in Europe and a stable regime governing France and being able to look at its former colony, Haitian independence or autonomy would be much more rooted in minds and the initial massacres somewhat more distant making revenge against a group perceived as uppity less urgent. A bonus might be the planters being much less influential with the death of Joséphine (not the most responsible person for Napoléon's policies, but a useful conduit for the planters to have access) if the Empire endures beyond 1814-5 and sugar beets becoming more widespread. Nowhere near enough to make France self-sufficient, but enough to point at the costs of slavery not being worth it, especially if the ban on the slave trade goes on as OTL.
It's only going to get worse, I'm afraid. If this article could be subtitled 'Why Louverture was wrong', the next two could be called 'Fucking Hell, Dessalines' and 'Everyone would be better off if only someone had killed Boyer'.This is a cheery set of articles!