to the Haitian People
[Reference: Exhibit in case 67-105
SDF. The exhibits were kept by U.S. Customs and were considered
confidential. In 1972 Judge Emmett Choate's law clerk called Customs
and arranged for viewing and copies.
The following is a translation from
the French. The original French version was to be used after securing
Haiti, thus the blank spaces for date, place and town.]
HEADQUARTERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY
Civilians and Military.
During the course of nine years of an unfeeling dictatorship, the
infamous regime of Francois Duvalier has inflicted all sorts of
humiliations on our country, demolished all national institutions,
accumulated a considerable number of innocent victims, and violated all
the laws of the Nation. The hour has at last come for you to
terminate the fury of this tyrant. The first group of the
invasion forces of the Revolutionary Army has landed, composed of
civilians, military of the Haytian Army, and other elements dedicated
to an ideal of justice and liberty. They carry the combat to the
very soil of Haiti. This army fights in your name and at your sides to
help you to free our country from gangsterism, from anarchy and
ignorance, and to instill in the Peace, in Union and Fraternity an era
of Liberty, Justice and of Progress.
The Town. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . has spontaneously and as one person, joined
forces with the forces of liberation. With us they assure the
victory of the democratic forces which bring you full enjoyment of your
civil and political rights denied you for nine years. Without
delay, take your place beside the revolution. The time for action
has come. We make an appeal to the officers and the soldiers of
the army, who have been humiliated and ill treated for the past nine
years. We appeal to the military, baffled and exploited. We
are determined to conquer and we will conquer. No Duvalierist
force can resist our fire-power. To the Haytian people we ask:
"Join us!" In the sacred name of our Country, for the glory of
our heroes, all rise in the Union which makes strength.
Down with the regime of Duvalier. Down with the dictatorship.
Long live Liberty. Long live Haiti.
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