The Minister in Haiti (Bailly-Blanchard) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 19.]
Sir: Referring to the Department’s unnumbered instruction of March 20, 1919, this Legation’s No. 339 of August 23, 1919, the Department’s cables of September 11, 4 p.m., September 23, 5 p.m., and other cables on the subject, I have the honor to forward herewith the English-French original and a duplicate of the Protocol for the establishment of a Claims Commission to pass upon certain pecuniary claims against Haiti, which was signed by me and the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs on October 3rd, 1919.
I also forward herewith copies of the notes exchanged between the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs and myself, to the effect that the member of the Claims Commission appointed by the Haitian Government shall meet the approval of the United States Government.
There is also enclosed a copy of the French-English original retained by the Haitian Government.
The Financial Adviser to the Haitian Government, Mr. John A. McIlhenny, who is the bearer of this despatch, having expressed the desire to be furnished with a certified copy of the Protocol, there is enclosed herewith an extra English-French copy for the purpose, for certification by the Department.
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