File No. 838.51/407.

The Secretary of State to Chargé Davis.


Department informed that cases of gourdes have arrived and are arriving from New York and that these are being signed and placed in circulation by the board of verification. To July 10, 1915, twenty cases of two-gourde bills had arrived in Haiti, according to Department’s information, and certain remittances to New York lead the Department to believe that further issues are shortly to be put into circulation. Consult with Admiral Caperton and take such measures as are needful to secure cases of gourdes on arrival, placing them under Legation’s seal until such time as you are instructed regarding their release.