By 1820 Ellison had managed to buy his first two slaves, two males, ages twenty-six and forty-five respectively. That looks too old, make it look more natural with wax. Stop you whining.
However, in this case, I feel that the conversation points I laid out above do more to instruct than even my explaining of my viewpoint would have. Nobody could foresee that the Haitian Revolution, under Toussaint L Ouverture, would change the course of history. There is no uncertainty and she can take things further or end things whenever she pleases.