Mr. Durham to Mr. Foster.
Fort au Prince, Haiti, January 5, 1893. (Received January 17.)
Sir: Continuing my dispatch of this morning, I beg leave to say that several attempts have been made by the Haitian authorities to have me depart from your verbal instruction to have no written correspondence on the subject of the Mevs case. To-day I received a memorandum from the minister of foreign relations in which several of my statements are distorted, obviously with a view to opening a controversy. I inclose a copy of the memorandum with translation, together with my reply, declining to write concerning the matter at that stage.
I shall continue to insist that some statement be made on the point of lack of courtesy.
I have, etc.,