File No. 838.105/45
The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Mayer
Washington , November 16, 1917, 3 p.m.
Your November 6, 10 a.m. Department informed that General Butler’s proposed modification of gendarmerie agreement looks to the substitution of one first lieutenant at twelve hundred dollars per year and one second lieutenant at six hundred dollars per year in the Coast Guard in the place of one Coast Guard inspector at eighteen hundred dollars per year. Inasmuch as this suggested modification does not involve any greater expenditure, while promising greater efficiency, you are authorized to arrange the modification desired by General Butler with the President of Haiti.