No. 355.
Mr. Langston to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 546.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise you that up to this date fighting still continues between the insurgent and Government forces at Miragoâne. It is reported, and perhaps it is true, that the Government is [Page 583] making some progress in the contest. Various reports are circulated from day to day as to the condition of affairs in and about the scene of this struggle, but as yet nothing definite and certain as to the real state of the one or the other party thereto has been settled.

So far general peace, and tranquility have obtained throughout the country, except at Tron, a small place in the north, where, on the 13th instant, the Government troops were employed for some three or four hours in putting down a weak and unimportant insurrectionary movement.

The present administration still seems to be popular and strong, and its adherents and friends are of opinion that the Miragoâne movement cannot succeed.

I am, &c.,