File No. 838.111/129.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 1266.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s No. 387 of July 31, 1913, regarding the entrance into Haiti of persons of Syrian origin, I have the honor to advise the Department that I took up the matter with the President of Haiti and permitted him to read the instructions of the Department on the subject.

The President, after reading the Department’s instructions, stated that he was in full accord therewith. I have deemed it advisable, however, to have the President confirm our conversation in writing and I shall endeavor to secure this confirmation within the next few days.

I have [etc.]

H. W. Furniss.