The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Haiti ( Belden )
Washington , March 10, 1920—6 p.m.
27. Department has been informed by the Legation Santo Domingo that Haitian Minister has been authorized to enter into informal negotiations for protocol of arbitration of the Dominican-Haitian Boundary by the Pope.
Bring to the attention of the Haitian Government the advisability of accepting Dominican proposal to submit entire question at this time to arbitration and to conclude agreement without unnecessary delay with Dominican Government for such submission. Report attitude and probable action.