The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Bailly-Blanchard)
Your September 20, 12 noon. Department’s September 11, 4 p.m., sufficient authority for you to sign protocol as submitted with your despatch No. 339. Full powers will be forwarded as soon as signed by the President. If Haitien Government does not consider telegraphic authority sufficient you may convey to them the information that it would appear to be advisable to act on telegraphic instructions in this case to avoid the delays encountered in waiting for full powers to arrive by mail, especially in view of fact that it is not unusual for one government to accept the telegraphic authority sent by another government to its representative.