File No. 838.111/144.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 5.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s instruction of the 29th ultimo regarding the case of Daniel John, I enclose a copy of a letter1 from Mr. Samuel J. Siegel, of New York City, who is of the opinion that the Haitian Government should be urged to extend the time allowed Mr. John to wind up his business affairs, for a period of at least one year.

You are referred, for your guidance, to the Department’s general instruction of January 20, 1912,2 to your predecessor, regarding the enforcement of the Haitian anti-Syrian law of 1903, and you will, besides reporting fully on the John case, further report on the enforcement of the law of 1903 with respect to Syrians of other nationalities who, like Mr. John, went to Haiti and established themselves in business there subsequently to the passage of that law.

I am [etc.]

J. B. Moore.