Mr. Battiste to Mr. Hay.
Port au Prince, Haiti, October 10, 1900.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of dispatch No. 432, of September 17 last, transmitting copy of letter of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, requesting information relative to intention of the Haitian Government in regard to dues to be paid by American vessels carrying merchandise of French origin to Haiti, and also instructing me to invite the attention of this Government in this connection to article 10, of the treaty of November 3, 1864, between the United States and Haiti guaranteeing the most-favored-nation treatment to American shipping.
Herewith inclosed I beg to transmit the reply of this Government, with a translation, to my dispatch fulfilling such instructions.
I am, etc.,