File No. 711.38/92

The French Ambassador to the Acting Secretary of State


By its letter of November 16 last the Department of State was so good as to let me know what rules would be observed in Haiti in regard to French interests after ratification of the treaty concluded by the American Government with that Republic and after the ratifications are exchanged.

This exchange having been effected some time ago, I have the honor to propose to your excellency that we put on record, as agreed, that the understanding as set forth in the above-mentioned letter is henceforth vested with finality.

Furthermore, my Government, without awaiting that final confirmation, as the Department of State has probably been informed, had proceeded, upon hearing of the understanding arrived at, to recognize the Haitian Government and take other measures contemplated in my letter of October 27, last.

Accept [etc.]