Mr. Foster to Mr. Durham.


Mr. Foster expresses approval of Mr. Durham’s action, and adds that a demand in writing setting forth the President’s expectation that the Government of Hayti will be impelled by its sense of amity and justice to tender a proper indemnity for the illegal imprisonment of a citizen [Page 370] of the United States, and that a settlement must be reached through the legation, may be made without any objection. He thinks it advisable for the Atlanta to be absent until diplomatic action shall fail to effect the peaceful settlement which it is desirable that he should seek.