File No. 2126/78.

Minister Furniss to the Secretary of State.


Have received a telegram from consular agent at St. Marc reporting that the Haitian Government has shot 5 of the refugees who were at Miot’s and put 10 in prison. Commander of Eagle was present and reports that they were shot within 20 minutes after being seized. He further reports that United States consulate at Gonaives guarded by Haitian troops, and that Haitians in the consulate refused to leave. Indefatigable at Gonaives. French Government continues to protect revolutionists at its agency in Gonaives. Our consular agent at Port de Paix has notified me that he did have Haitian authorities as refugees, and now has 11 revolutionary refugees. What instructions shall I give to Port de Paix?