File No. 738.3915/46.

The American Minister to Haiti to the Secretary of State.


Reports that the President of Haiti has assured him that the troops will be withdrawn at once from the north and central frontier and the army will be reduced to a peace footing. The troops recently ordered to the frontier from other parts of the Republic have been ordered home.

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Instructions will be sent to the Haitian minister at Washington to request the good offices of the Government of the United States to negotiate a treaty for the arbitration of the controversy.