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

No. 706

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your No. 413 of July 7 (File No. 738.3915/224),29 quoting pertinent portions of a despatch dated June 2 from the American Legation at Port-au-Prince in regard to the Dominican–Haitian boundary question.

The Foreign Ministry states that nothing has been done in the matter of the boundary dispute since I forwarded my No. 654 of January 19, 1921,29 containing a copy of the note from the Haitian Minister in which the Haitian Government insists on the insertion in the protocol of arbitration of the two clauses contained in a memorandum from the Haitian Minister of August 2, 1920, and forwarded in my No. 635 of November 3, 1920.29 These two clauses are the same as those mentioned as Arts. 8 and 9 in your instruction No. 413 of July 7.

The Foreign Office would like to know if the State Department agrees to the final proposed protocol from the Dominican Government, copy of which was sent you in my No. 641 of December 3, 1920,30 and which was not accepted by Haiti.

I have [etc.]

William W. Russell
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  4. Foreign Relations, 1920, vol. i, p. 308.