Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay.
Port au Prince, February 8, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copy with translation of the reply of the Haitian Government to the dispatch of Mr. Powell relative to the interpretation of Article V of the treaty of 1864.
In his reply the Haitian secretary of state, after setting forth his views of the question in a lengthy argument, concludes by saying that American citizens shall continue, as since 1898, to be assimilated to Haitian citizens and that, conformable to the reserve indicated in the correspondence exchanged between this legation and his department at the time, the Haitian Government will soon present to our Government a proposal to modify the treaty of 1864.
I am, etc.,