738.3915/213: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell)

35. Your despatch 598, August 12.

Inform Foreign Office Department perceives no objection to proposed inclusion of provisions Haitian law authorizing arbitration; that provisions Article 8, proposed Protocol, seem to render unnecessary inclusion second addition proposed by Haitian Government in memorandum August 2, and this proposition might perhaps be considered as reflection upon good faith Dominican Government; that proposed Protocol appears to contemplate settlement broader than mere fixing boundary line, but that in order to resolve all doubt it might be well to include in Protocol, if Dominican Government is willing to make such an agreement, provision to effect that it will cede to Haitian Government, upon payment of appropriate compensation therefor, such part of disputed territory as may be awarded to it by Pope’s decision.