File No. 838.111/117.
The Acting Secretary of State to the American Minister.
Washington , March 17, 1913 .
Sir: Referring to your No. 1188, of February 25 last, regarding the attitude of the Haitian Government towards persons of Syrian origin in Haiti, I inclose a copy of a letter1 from Mr. McManus, general attorney for Swift and Company of Chicago, asking for information on the subject.
The Department has advised Mr. McManus that it has no precise information as to whether the Haitian Government is about to compel Syrians who are naturalized citizens of other countries to leave Haiti. It has informed him of some of the facts reported in your despatch above mentioned and that it has forwarded a copy of his letter to you with a request for a definite report on the matter.
The Department will be glad to receive your further report on the subject.
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