File No. 2126/63.

The Secretary of State to Minister Furniss.


Mr. Root directs Mr. Furniss to convey congratulations to the Government of Haiti on the successful ending of the revolution, and to assure the minister for foreign affairs that the revolutionists are not to be considered under the protection of the United States Government. Mr. Furniss is informed that Hugo Jurgensen may be temporarily designated as agent at St. Marc and that the consular agent at Gonaives should be instructed immediately as follows:

You are not to assist or give asylum to anyone participating in the revolution against Haiti, and if the revolutionists are already in the consulate you will decline to harbor them or facilitate their escape.