The Acting Secretary of State to the Haitian Minister.

No. 88.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 9th instant, in which you state that your government would be glad to know what attitude this government would take toward Syrians, who after becoming naturalized American citizens, should attempt to establish a residence in Haiti.

In reply, I have the honor to say that your note does not present a case calling for action by this Department, and the Department must refrain from announcing its attitude until the question arises in a case actually presented to it and requiring its action.

Accept, etc.,

F. B. Loomis.