Mr. Langston to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Port-au-Prince, June 9, 1883. (Received June 29.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit, as herewith inclosed, a copy of a dispatch, with translation, received from Mr. Damier on the 6th instant, advising me that the port of Jérémie, by order of the President of Hayti. of the 5th instant, had been put in a state of blockade; and in which he asks me to advise my Government and citizens having ships now in Hayti of such blockade; stating, in closing his dispatch, that his Government reckons upon my fidelity and the friendly relations existing so happily between our Government and Hayti to obtain from me as regards our citizens the positive stipulations and orders which the actual circumstances require and international law prescribes.
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I am, &c.,