Mr. Preston to Mr. Bayard.

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.,

Stephen Preston.
Liberty. Equality. Fraternity.

republic of hayti.—decree.

The National Constituent Assembly, in view of the decree of the central revolutionary committee, bearing date of August 23, 1888, hereby decrees as follows:

  • Art. I. General Francois Denys Légitime is elected President of the Republic of Hayti for seven years.
  • Art. II. He shall enter upon the discharge of the duties of his office on the day of his taking the oath provided by the constitution, which shall be done in presence of the Assembly on Tuesday, the 28th day of December, 1888, at 10 o’clock a. m.

This decree shall be published, printed, and posted throughout the Republic.

Done at the hall of the National Constituent Assembly at Port au Prince this 16th day of December, 1888, the eighty-fifth year of Haytian independence.

Solon Ménos, J. T. Lafontant, Tribonien St. Juste, Stephen Archer, Cadet Claude, Numa Rabel, Filsaiimé St. Fleur Pierre, Justin Carrié, Annulysse André, Diogéne Délmeis, P. Goudré, Moliére Barthélmy, B. Dufaual, Pétion Lochard, D. T. Fédé, Duroc Donat, Clernaux Chasssagne, Jean Baptiste N. Débrosse, Henry Legagneur, Smanazar Alcégaire, D. Maignan, Redon Richard, M, Sylvain Ulysse Nicolas Mondésir, François N. Thevénin Salmon, fils, Pluviose, Coriolan Youance, Israel, N. Numa, Raphaël Lubin, Lacroix Lubin, Alexandre Casimir, Julien A. Jean Baptiste, Périclès Flambert, Isaac Pardo Jeune, Jean Baptiste Nelson Tassy, Georges Lacombe, F. Pauvo, T. Jn. Baptiste, Sévigné Loubeau.

  • Clérié,
  • Jérémie,
  • G. Labastílle,