File No. 738.3915/36.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.2


Immediately communicate the following to the minister for foreign affairs:

The Government of the United States has learned with concern and regret of the tension existing in the relations between the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti and of the possibility that the present difficulty may result in a breach of relations or even in acts of hostility and bloodshed. In response to the express wish of the Government of Haiti and in its earnest desire that peace should be preserved, and a settlement both just and honorable of the present dispute between these two Republics should be reached, the Government of the United States hastens to proffer its good offices to this end.

  1. The same telegram, mutatis mutandis, to the American minister to Haiti.