Mr. Langston to Mr. Evarts.
Port au Prince, Hayti, July 17, 1879. (Received August 2.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit, herewith inclosed, for your consideration, copies of two dispatches, with translations, received at this legation from the Haytian Government, together with my replies thereto.
I beg to invite special attention to the subject-matter of the dispatch of the 10th instant; and to ask most respectfully the instructions of the Department with regard to it.
I beg also to ask the Department to instruct me as to whether our consular officers shall be permitted to take refugees. This is a matter of grave importance at this time in this country, and the attitude of our government with regard to it should be well defined.
I am &c.,