711.38/124: Telegram

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

Department’s June 22, 6 [2] p.m. Legation’s June 26, 4 p.m. The following form of memorandum to be agreed upon with the Haitian Government submitted for the Department’s approval. Respectfully request cable instructions.

“The Government of the United States and the Government of Haiti having concluded, in 1915, a convention wherein the two Governments agreed to cooperate in the remedying of the Haitian finances, in the maintenance of the tranquillity of Haiti, and in the carrying out of a program for the economic development and prosperity of that Republic,

To achieve these objects of the treaty, the Government of the United States, represented by Mr. A. Bailly-Blanchard, Envoy [Extraordinary] and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, and

The Government of Haiti, represented by Mr. Louis Borno, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Finance and Commerce, have agreed that all proposed legislation bearing upon any of the objects of the treaty shall be communicated, prior to the enactment thereof, to the representative of the United States near the Haitian Government, for the information of the Government of the United States and, if necessary, for discussion between the two Governments.

Signed and sealed in duplicate, in the English and French languages, at Port au Prince, Haiti, the (blank) day of (blank) 1918.”