File No. 2126/257–262.
Minister Furniss to the Secretary of State.
Port au Prince, May 12, 1908.
Sir: I have the honor to state, in further reference to the department’s instructions No. 112, of April 11, 1908, that I now consider that our Government’s policy as to the matter of asylum is known throughout Haiti.
I inclose herewith copy of my instructions to our various consulates and have to report that they have all acknowledged their receipt and have stated that they have given the matter the greatest possible publicity.
I endeavored to have the local papers make use of the information as a matter of news, but, failing in that, I requested Secretary Borno to assist me in giving publicity to it. He had it published in the official paper and subsequently it has been copied by the daily and weakly press.
I inclose herewith correspondence with Secretary Borno and a copy of the announcement as it appeared in the official paper.
I have, etc.,