File No. 711.38/22b.

The Secretary of State to Chargé Davis.


Referring to last paragraph of Department’s telegram [dated August 12], despatched through the Navy Department at two a.m. this morning, your full powers signed by the President today read as follows:

Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity, prudence and ability of Robert Beale Davis, Junior, Chargé d’Affaires of the United [Page 434] States at Port au Prince, I have invested him with full and all manner of power and authority for and in the name of the United States to meet and confer with any person or persons duly authorized by the Government of Haiti, being invested with like power and authority, and with him or them to negotiate, conclude and sign a treaty looking to the strengthening of the amity existing between the two countries by the most cordial coöperation in measures for their common advantage.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand at the City of Washington, the fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fortieth.

Woodrow Wilson.

By the President:
Robert Lansing
Secretary of State

Autograph full powers go to you by next mail. Pending their receipt, request acceptance of this telegram as full authority for you to sign.