Minister Powell to the Secretary of State.
Port au Prince, Haiti , March 27, 1905 .
Sir: I have the honor to inclose the copy of a letter received too late to be sent by last mail from the minister of foreign relations, informing me that the Haitian Government would permit the Syrians who are to be expelled April 1 to return the American goods that they were not permitted to take from the customs house, of which I informed the Department in my No. 1679, March 13.
I have also informed these merchants of the government’s action and suggested to them to return these goods at once.
I have, etc.,