File No. 838.51/590
The Acting Secertary of State to Minister Blanchard
Washington, February 24, 1917, 6 p.m.
Department informed by Haitian Minister and from other sources Financial Adviser has informed Government of Haiti that he will suspend payments on March 1 until signing of protocol extending treaty twenty years, in view of loan negotiations.
Report immediately all circumstances in this connection. No instructions were sent by the Department for this step to be taken and it desires to be informed of all facts.