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The Chargé des Affaires in the Dominican Republic (Brewer) to the Acting Secretary of State

9. Department’s March 1, 6 p.m. Minister for Foreign Affairs informs me that on February 3, note [was] received from Haitian Minister stating that he was in receipt telegram from his Government acknowledging receipt of Dominican proposal boundary arbitration by Pope and expressing desirability to settle the matter satisfactorily. Yesterday Foreign Office advised me Haitian Minister had told Chancellor that he has received communication from his Government confirming telegram above mentioned and authorizing him to enter into informal negotiations for protocol of arbitration by the Pope. Minister for Foreign Affairs has intimated to Haitian Minister that initiative this course should be taken by him replying to Dominican note of December 24th [22d] proposing arbitration and I will notify Department immediately of any developments. …