File No. 2126/57.

Minister Furniss to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Furniss reports having notified the Haitian Government of the dismissal of the American consular agent at St. Marc, and says that as there are no means of communication it is impossible to go or send anyone to St. Marc. Suggests that unless department desires that the agency be closed that it be temporarily turned over to a responsible person, in which suggestion the minister for foreign affairs concurs. Requests instructions. Mr. Furniss adds that the consular agent at Port de Paix cables that the officials of the Haitian Government have sought shelter at the consulate there, the city being in the hands of the revolutionists.