Minister Powell to the Secretary of State.
Port au Prince, June 14, 1905.
Sir: I had the honor to state that Mr. Charles Cameau, chairman of the “Chambre des Comptes” (auditing board) has again come to our legation for asylum. I stated that he was here in my No. 1811, June 6, and later upon the guarantee of the President returned to his home. After being there a few days he found, or was informed, that as he refused to admit that his report was wrong and refused to alter the figures, or, in a word, change it according as the President wished, he was to be placed in prison.
Learning this fact from his friends, who advised him to secure shelter without delay, he returned here and at this writing is still here.
The officers of the government have informed him that he might return home, that he has nothing to fear. His friends, on the other hand, advise him not to return, but to leave the country, if he can, as it is not safe for him here.
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