The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy ( Daniels )

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 23rd [22d] instant, (5526–200 Op–56),40 in which you quote a report from the Military Governor of the Dominican Republic, stating that he held a conference on July 5, 1919, with the President of Haiti, at which he proposed that the Governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic appoint a Commission to delimit the proper boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic; the United States Government being asked to appoint the fifth member of the Commission, and thus prepare a treaty on the subject between the two Governments for ratification by the proper authorities thereof. The Department notes that the Military Governor reports that the President of Haiti received this overture with every evidence of pleasure, and expressed his earnest desire that the matter should be arranged in the near future.

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Your letter and its quoted report have been read with interest, and this Department concurs in the steps taken.

I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing
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