File No. 838.51/489

Admiral Caperton to the Secretary of the Navy


Everything quiet. Haitian Government stated that military officials under titles of Commandants of Arrondissements, Chiefs of Sections, Commandants of Communes, have been discharged throughout Haiti. Military and police functions will be carried on by gendarmerie. One hundred nine detachments of constabulary occupying one hundred nine different stations in Haiti. The country will be thoroughly patrolled and order kept. Had conference with President and Government Ministers today on various subjects. Attitude Haitian Government always cordial. It expresses desire to carry out all wishes of United States.

W. B. Caperton