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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

Haiti,   pp. 587-682 PDF (7.0 MB)


Page 587

  587HAITI. 
REVOLUTION IN HAITI. (1 
JJrr. Powell to iJfr. Hay. 
[Telegram—Paraphrase.] 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Povt au Prince, M~iy 11, 1902. 
 (Mr. Powell reports that the situation at Port au Prince is extremely interesting,
it being reported that the President will probably leave on May 1'2, in which
event bloodshed is feared; that the south demands the Presidency; that Firmin
and Leconte are candidates from the north.) 
2Wr. J~u'ell to iIfi'. J1?u~. 
[Telegrain.—I'araphrase.] 
LEGATION OF TIlE UNITED STATES, 
Port au Prince, Nay 12, 1902. 
 (Mr. Powell reports that the President of Haiti has resigned and is to leave
the Republic; and requests the presence of a naval vessel to protect American
interests.) 
j~fr. i~(m'elf to 21&. flay. 
[Telegram.—Paraphrase.] 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Port au Prince, If/ày 12, 1902. 
 (Mr. Powell reports that the Chambers were fired upon and closed by the
populace; that one deputy was mortally wounded; that the palace and arsenal
were attacked on the night of May 11, when several were killed and wounded;
that the diplomatic corps is to embark the President of Haiti at noon, May
12; that the minister for foreign relations and the minister for war are
at the United States legation; that Firmin, with an army is marching on Port
au Prince; and that business is for the present suspended.) 
 a Under this topic are treated questions arising out of the request made
by the Provisional Government of Haiti that the Grate a Pierrot, a Haitian
naval vessel under command of Admiral Killick, formerly of the Haitian navy,
but subsequently in revolt against the Provisional Government, be treate(I
as a pirate, and the attempted 
blockade of Haitian ports by decree of the Provisional Government; from both
of 
which propositions the United States Government dissented. 
 Particulars concerning the causes of, progress of events during, and termination
of the revolution, together with an account of the sinking of the Crete a
Pierrot, are also included. 


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