File No. 763.72/4574

The Minister in Haiti ( Bailly-Blanchard) to the Secretary of State


My May 4, 3 p.m. National Assembly this noon unanimously adopted report of committee recommending that Executive power be authorized, first, to protest in the name of humanity against German submarine warfare; secondly, to hold the German Government responsible for the lives and interests of Haitian citizens traveling upon the high seas, to demand, if occasion arises, reparation and guaranties; thirdly, to adopt a benevolent policy towards the United States of America and to sever, if there be need, diplomatic relations with the German Empire.