Mr. Thompson to Mr. Bayard.
Port au Prince Hayti , December 24, 1887. (Received January 11, 1888.)
Sir: It is now reported here that in pursuance of a law passed by the Legislature and sanctioned by the President of Hayti, the contract passed between the Government of Hayti and the Count d’Oksza, who has obtained the concession to lay a submarine cable between the Mole St. Nicholas and Santiago de Cuba, has been sanctioned, and he is to commence his labors in that direction by Christmas.
The cable is to connect with a line of telegraphy from, the Mole St. Nicholas to the capital and other important cities in Hayti, and also to be continued to the Dominican frontier. The concession is granted for sixty years.
I inclose herein, marked A and B, respectively, copy and translation of the law as published in Le Moniteur of December 10, 1887.
I have, etc.,