--A Northern correspondent writes thus of the proposed mission to Hayti:
is now represented at Portan-Prince
by Spencer St. John
by the Marquis De Forbin Janson
, and Spain
by Senor Antonio Alvarez
, each having diplomatic functions and a secretary of legation.
, Beigium, Holland
, the Hanse Towns
, Austris, Norway
, have all Consul-Generals
there, and we are the only Power not represented, and by whom Hayti is not secognized by treaty.
Yet, we have commercial relations there, receiving coffee, logwood, mahogany, sugar, cotton, and tropical fruits, for which we exchange flour, beef, pork fish, oil
furniture, dry goods
, and hardware.
Repugnance to the African race, and an willingness to admit their equality in any way, has prevented the establishement of diplomatic relations with Hayti, as well as with Liberia
Even now it is urged that such a step will offend the delicate susceptibilities of many of the people in the North
, and so the question has become a subject of earnest discussion in committee rooms, from whence it will soon be brought on the floor of the Senate.