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Did you know? 1870 Mr. Nissage Saget was voted president of Haiti by a Constitutional Assembly

March 19, 1870 Mr. Nissage Saget was voted president of Haiti by a Constitutional Assembly. As per data found on Rootweb, Saget, was the child of Polymene Dessalines, a sister of one of Haiti's establishing fathers, Jean-Jacques Dessalines. 

The book Haiti and Her Detractors by Jacques Nicolas Leger relates that Haiti was conflicting with two major European powers towards the start of the 1870s. Leger describes that France and Germany were at war and Haiti favored France. Germany won the war, and stalked Haiti's waters, seizing two boats on Haiti's harbor on June 18, 1872 in an assault that got Haiti's war fleet off guard. Haiti immediately gave Germany an undisclosed aggregate and Captain Basch, the German naval force pioneer, who had headed the shock assault on Haiti's harbor, took it and left Haiti's shores. Leger keeps up that while a full war was averted, Haitian nationals were exasperated and angry over the occurrence. 

Photograph Above: Haiti's leader for a significant part of the early 1870s, Jean-Nicolas Nissage Saget. 

The other European power with whom Haiti had issues, was Spain, attested Leger. Haiti had offered shelter to many Cubans looking for Cuba's freedom from Spain. Writing in the book Haiti and the Americas, student of history Matthew Casey relates how a ship The Hornet, flying under the U.s. banner, however which had been acquired by Cubans antagonistic to Spain living in Haiti, landed on the island's shores. Spain, composes Casey, requested that the boat convey arms and other booty for the Cuban banishes in Haiti, be given over once again to Spain or "else. Haiti altogether won't, and offered arms to the renegades on the boat to safeguard themselves. So how did this scene end? Leger's record expresses that in January of 1872, the United States sent a boat Congress to escort The Hornet from the Port-au-Prince harbor, and further occurrences were in this manner evaded. 

The book To Set the Record Straight: From Slavery – Independence – Revolution To the United States of America Intervention and Occupation 1915-1934 by the history specialist Max Laudun clarified that Saget confronted three uprisings amid his administration, one in which banishes in the Dominican side of Hispaniola attempted to assume control fortifications in Cap Haitien. An alternate was begun by rivals who attempted to storm an army in Port-au-Prince. In both cases, Saget had his adversaries quelled. 

Saget's four-year term finished in May of 1874, and he resigned to the city of St. Marc, where he would live until his demise in the 18

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