Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell.

No. 594.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your legation’s No. 1376, of the 8th instant, inclosing copy of the Haitian Government’s reply concerning the bearing of the treaty between the United States and Haiti upon the Haitian license law of 1903.

The Department regards this reply as a substantial acceptance of the interpretation which has been universally placed upon the treaty provision by this Government and which has heretofore been acquiesced in by the Haitian, namely, the equality of treatment of United States and Haitian citizens.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.