The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Bailly-Blanchard)
Your July 3, 12 noon.
The Department prefers that the understanding with the Haitian Government should be arrived at by means of an exchange of notes. In this connection the Department is of the opinion that a reply by the Haitian Government concurring with the note which you were instructed by Department’s June 22, 2 p.m., to transmit to the Haitian Government, would effect such an understanding.
You are instructed so to inform the Haitian Government, to request a reply as mentioned above, and to bring clearly to the attention of the Haitian Government that the Government of the United States considers that the execution of the understanding aforesaid entails that no action should be taken by the Council of State on the proposed legislation communicated to the Legation until the Legation has informed the Haitian Government that the Government of the United States perceives no objection to the proposed legislation.