Mr. Langston to Mr. Evarts.
Port au Prime, Hayti , March 12, 1879. (Received March 31.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 112, I have the honor to advise you that the “identic protest” of the English, French, and German Governments, made to the Haytian Government, against the consular exactions of the law of the 23d of August, 1877, was, on the 7th instant, answered by the government addressed.
A copy of the reply made to the representative of the French being, as I am informed, identical with that made to the representative of the German government, together with a copy of the paragraphs of the reply made to the representative of the English Government, which are omitted in the other replies, I herewith transmit to you, with translations.
I am advised that the representatives named propose to transmit, at once, such replies to their several governments for further instructions.
Of course, in view of the position heretofore taken by the Haytian Government on this subject, such replies were to be expected.
I am, &c.,