Mr. Durham to Mr. Gresham.
Port au Prince , March 25, 1893 . (Received April 4.)
Sir: Referring to the previous correspondence concerning the case of Frederick Mevs, the American who was illegally confined in a Haitian prison for twenty days and at the end of that period liberated for want of a case against him, I hereby beg to be instructed. Since the return of Mr. Haentjens, Haitian minister plenipotentiary to Washington, the Government seems to take a new view of the matter.
This morning I called on Mr. Marcelin, the minister for finance, now acting minister for foreign affairs, and learned that the Government has decided to do nothing at present.
I have, etc.,