Mr. Bayard to Mr. Preston.


Your telegram received. The American minister at Port au Prince has been fully instructed to inform the provisional authorities there of the President’s decision in the case of the Haytien Republic, so that nothing more will be necessary than compliance with that decision.

The U. S. S. Galena will sail from New York to-morrow morning, and should you desire to avail yourself of the courtesy, the commander will no doubt convey your communications.

T. F. Bayard.