The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Dominican Republic ( Herod )

No. 430

Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of your despatch No. 706, of August 2, 1921, stating that the Dominican Foreign Office would [Page 231] like to know if the Department agrees to the final form of protocol proposed by the Dominican Government, covering the submission to arbitration of the boundary controversy with Haiti, a copy of which protocol was sent by you to the Department in your No. 641, of December 3, 1920.

In reply you are informed that the Department does not consider that the present is an opportune time to endeavor to form an opinion upon the relative merits of the protocol of arbitration proposed by the Dominican Government and the amendments thereto proposed by the Haitian Government.

I am [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes