File No. 711.38/26.


Fears expressed in my August 23, 4 p.m., materialized yesterday when Minister for Foreign Affairs submitted written reply of Haitian Government to treaty submitted. Practically every stipulation of original treaty is either omitted or so changed as to defeat its purpose.

I have this morning replied to the same and after reminding Minister for Foreign Affairs that I had been repeatedly assured that we were in accord as to all principles involved, differing only as to slight matters of detail, as the basis (my August 25, 6 p.m.), I declined to discuss the same and requested an expression of opinion as to acceptability of the draft as originally submitted.