File No. 838.51/485

The Secretary of State to Minister Blanchard


In view of recommendation in second paragraph your telegram of March 3, 10 a.m., the desirability to afford work for unemployed and the statement of the president of the company that increased payments will permit him to employ more natives, the Admiral may, if he so deems advisable, increase monthly payments to the Compagnie Haitienne de Construction under the authority given on August [Page 351] eighteenth last, provided that the company expends this money in actual work and agrees to such supervision as the Admiral may deem desirable.