to Mr. Bassett.
Washington, September 10, 1875.
Sir: With the instruction No. 237, of the 2d instant, a copy of the note of Mr. Preston* to this Department of the 26th ultimo, which concludes with a proposition in regard to the refugees under your protection, was transmitted. A copy of the reply to that note is inclosed.* It contains a counter proposition upon the subject. The reply will without doubt be communicated by Mr. Preston to his government. If the proposition should be acceptable to the Haytian government, you are authorized and directed to see that it is complied with according to its terms.
I am, &c.,