The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Powell.

No. 705.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 1774, of the 23d ultimo, reporting concerning the refusal of the Haitian Government to grant Elie A. Mansour a license to do business.

In reply, I have to say that you will inform that government that it is the view of the Government of the United States that a license should be granted to Mr. Mansour or a satisfactory reason be assigned for refusing to grant him the license.

I am, etc.,

F. B. Loomis.