Mr. Thompson to Mr. Bayard
Port au Prince Hayti , July 2, 1888.
Sir: In direct opposition to what he said a few days previously (dispatch No. 188, inclosure No. 2) President Salomon, on the 25th ultimo, accepted the resignation of General Jeanty commander of the arron-dissement of Port au Prince, and appointed in his place General Herard Laforest, who was commander of the place, and who has been succeeded by General Camille Molière. The general of the port has been removed, and General Duplessis appointed to that office.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights passed; a few shots were fired from different parts of the city; on Friday a proclamation was published about the city from the secretary of the interior (copy, with translation, herein inclosed, marked respectively A and B), and since then a remarkable quietness that seems abnormal has settled over the city, interrupted only by occasional stampedes at the market places and on the streets, where reports have been circulated that at a certain hour a movement against the Government was to be made.
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