File No. 2126/75.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Furniss.


Mr. Bacon, referring to department’s telegram of January 28, informs Mr. Furniss that the Haitian minister states that the consular agent at St. Marc continues to protect revolutionary refugees at the consulate. Instructs him to proceed at once to St. Marc and Gonaives if necessary and report the exact condition of affairs, and to see that department’s instructions are obeyed. Mr. Bacon says there would seem to be an exceptional condition at Gonaives, as the commander of the Eagle reports that besides Haitian refugees there are three British subjects and one Cuban in the American consulate. Directs that the latter be protected, pending full investigation and in the absence of consular representatives of their own nationality.