File No. 838.00/633.

The Secretary of State to the American minister.


Mr. Knox informs Mr. Furniss that his action as reported in his August 7 is approved by the Department, and instructs him to take the first opportunity to make clear to the de facto authorities at Port au Prince that the Government of the United States will insist on the proper safeguarding of all American interests, not only as regards the National Bank of Haiti but also in regard to claims against the Government of Haiti for damages inflicted during the recent revolt. Mr. Knox further instructs Mr. Furniss to take no steps looking to the recognition of a new government until he can communicate satisfactory assurances to this end to the Department.