File No. 838.51/581

The Minister of Haiti to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: I have had the honor to receive your excellency’s note dated the 24th of August instant, concerning the recommendation of General S. D. Butler, commander in chief of the gendarmerie of Haiti, to amend the agreement concerning the [Page 810] gendarmerie arrived at by the Governments of Haiti and the United States on August 24, 1916, so as to set the number of directors of the gendarmerie at three instead of four and to put in the place of the director so eliminated an additional inspector and another second lieutenant (machine guns section).

Your excellency is pleased to inform me that the recommendation is acceptable to the Department of State. So it is my great pleasure to confirm by means of this note the modification which formed the subject of the note I sent you on July 5, 1917.

Be pleased [etc.]

Solon Ménos