Mr. Langston to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Port-au-Prince , April 13, 1883. (Received April 30.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith inclosed copies of correspondence had between the Haytian Government and this legation in regard to the blockade of the port of Miragoâne.
The dispatch of Mr. Damier on this subject, dated April 3, 1883, a copy of which, with translation, is transmitted, announces that the port has been put in blockade, and states that while it is needless to dwell upon the facts that make this measure necessary, it is expected that I will be willing to transmit notice thereof to my citizens who may be interested, that they may take the needful steps to avoid the consequences of such situation, and concludes by expressing the hope that the kind consideration of the Haytian Government exhibited for foreign interests will be cordially reciprocated.
By dispatch of the 4th instant, a copy of which is transmitted, while reserving all rights which may pertain to any citizens of the United States being or residing at Miragoâne during the blockade announced, I tender him my thanks for his dispatch.
I am, &c.,