Mr. Adee to Mr. Battiste.
Washington, September 17, 1900.
Sir: I inclose copy of a letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury requesting that you will ascertain from the Haitian Government whether, in view of the new Franco-Haitian commercial treaty, it is their intention to impose higher or other tonnage dues upon American vessels carrying merchandise of French origin to Haiti than upon French vessels carrying the same.
You will invite their attention in this connection to article 10 of the treaty of November 3, 1864, between the United States and Haiti y guaranteeing the most-favored-nation treatment to American shipping.
I am, etc.,