File No. 838.111/126.
The American Minister to the Secretary of State.
Port au Prince, July 25, 1913.
The President of Haiti says that, in accord with the Act of 1903, no persons of Syrian origin can come to Haiti and remain permanently. The President has, however, agreed to permit naturalized American citizens of Syrian origin who represent American commercial interests to enter Haiti on the business of their firms if they remain only a few months and if their citizenship and their connection with American commercial concerns are certified by the Department of State or the American Legation.