No. 260.
Mr. Langston to Mr. Evarts.

No. 190.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith inclosed, with translation, a copy of a dispatch received yesterday from the provisional government of Hayti. My reply thereto is also herewith inclosed for your consideration, together with the decree of the central revolutionary committee, providing for the government.

The persons signing the dispatch, as you will perceive, are General H. Hérissé, the chief man of the central revolutionary committee, and Mr. Jh. L. Lamothe, also a member of the committee, who is said to be, for the time being, charged with the conduct of foreign affairs. And these are the two first men of the provisional government.

I am, &c.,

[Inclosure 1 in No. 190.—Translation.]

republic of hayti, section of foreign affairs the provisional government.

Liberty! Equality! Fraternity!

Mr. Minister: We have the honor to advise you that, in consequence of the revolution which has driven General Boisrond Canal from the executive power, a provisional government has been instituted by decree of the 26th instant, of the central revolutionary [Page 581] committee sitting at the capital, two copies of whose decree we make haste to transmit to you under cover hereof.

The provisional government, in informing you at the same time of its institution, is happy to give you the entire assurance which has inspired the views of the revolution for the advancement of the country, and every care on its part will be taken constantly to maintain and strengthen more and more the bonds of friendship which exist between the Republic of Hayti and the government of the country of which you are the worthy representative.

Be pleased to accept, Mr. Minister, the assurance of our high consideration.

[Inclosure 2 in No. 190.]

Sir: Your dispatch, dated Le Government Provisoire, Port au Prince, July 29, 1879 and marked “Section of foreign relations,” in which you advise me of the institution of a provisional government by decree, of the 26th instant, of the central revolutionary committee sitting at the capital, and containing two copies of such decree, has just now been received. You will be pleased to accept my very sincere thanks therefor.

I need not assure you, sirs, that the government which I have the honor to represent at this capital is profoundly interested in everything which concerns the welfare of this republic, and I may, therefore, express with confidence the hope that good understanding may ever subsist between yours and my country.

With sentiments of exalted consideration. I am, &c.,


Messrs. H. Hérissé and Jh. Lamothe.

[Inclosure 3 in No. 190.—Translation.]

republic of hayti.

The central committee of the revolution sitting at the capital, after having deliberated with the generals of the revolutionary army:

Whereas the safety of the state and the operation of the public services require the immediate constitution of the executive, power.

Whereas the revolution having made its peaceful entry into the capital, the mission of the revolutionary committees is terminated.

It is decreed:

  • Article 1. That citizens Heriston Hérissé, Tiresias Augustin Simon Sam, Adelson Bony on, Joseph Lamothe, and Diogène Serres, are named members of the provisional government.
  • Art. 2. From the publication of the present decree all the committees generally whatsoever are, and shall remain, dissolved.
  • Art. 3. The present shall be published and executed by diligence of the general-in-chief of the revolution.

  • T. REMEAU.
  • S. C. BOTTEX.
  • T. A. SIMON SAM.
  • G. St. GERMAIN.
  • J. B. LEVIEUX.
  • M. ALEXIS.
  • POMIE.