Hayti an Empire

September 28, 1849

From the New York Tribune comes an account of the proclamation of the Haitian President, Faustin Soulouque, as Emperor, under the name Faustin I.   The article gives to the account of the events leading up to the proclamation a kind of “burlesque” quality, but concludes: “Ridiculous as it may seem, however, it is every word of it true, and it is a matter of very serious consequence to this unhappy island.”