File No. 838.105/39
The Secretary of State to the Haitian Minister
Washington, August 24, 1917.
Sir: The Department of State has been advised that General S. D. Butler, commandant in chief of the gendarmerie of Haiti, has recommended (and to this recommendation this Department agrees) that the Constabulary Agreement between the Governments of the United States and Haiti of August 24, 1916, shall be amended so as to establish the number of directors of gendarmerie at three instead of four, and to substitute in the place of the one director thus eliminated an additional inspector and an additional second lieutenant (machine gun).
The Department will be pleased to receive from you a confirmation of the amendment thus proposed.