[Inclosure 1—Extract.]

File No. 738.3915/55.

The American Minister to the Haitian Secretary for Foreign Relations.

No. 471.]

Sir: Agreeably to cable instructions from my Government, I called at the department of foreign relations this morning to present to your excellency certain information and observations relative to the pending Haitian-Dominican boundary question. A messenger was sent both to the palace and to your private residence, but being unable to ascertain where I might find your excellency, and the matter being of great importance, I called at the palace and communicated the following to His Excellency the President. [See Department’s telegram of Jan. 31, 1911, and Minister Furniss’s telegram of Feb. 1, 1911.]

H. W. Furniss.