Mr. Preston to Mr. Bayard.
Washington, January 2, 1889. (Received January 3.)
Mr. Secretary of State: In pursuance of instructions received from my Government I have the honor herewith to transmit to you a copy of the decree of the National Constituent Assembly, bearing date of December 16, 1888, whereby General Francois Denys Légitime was elected President of the Republic of Hayti for seven years.
Be pleased to accept, etc.,