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

Sir: I am enclosing herewith the draft of a protocol between the United States of America and the Republic of Haiti.37 This protocol has been drawn up in pursuance of the objects of the treaty concluded September 16, 1915,38 between the United States and Haiti to establish the finances of Haiti on a firm and solid basis, and with the purpose of carrying out the objects of the foregoing treaty and giving effect to Article XII thereof.

You are instructed to initiate negotiations with the view to securing the consent of the Haitian Government to the protocol.

I have [etc.]

Frank L. Polk
  1. This draft was agreed upon in the meetings of Feb. 24–27, 1919, referred to in footnote 57, p. 362, and was taken to Haiti, with the covering instruction to the Minister, by the Financial Adviser. The draft is not printed, as it is substantially the same as the final text, p. 347, except for the alterations accounted for in the intervening correspondence.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1916, p. 328.