File No. 838.77/160
Minister Blanchard to the Secretary of State
Port au Prince, January 31, 1917, noon.
Your January 27, 5 p.m. complied with 29th by note delivered to Minister for Foreign Affairs who, after conference, seemed favorable to desired confirmation but stated he would have to place the matter before the council and would give me a definite reply next day.
This morning he stated that council had favored the proposition in principle but to avoid any misunderstanding he had cabled to Ménos yesterday evening and on receipt of answer would reply to Legation’s note.