838.51/1055: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti ( Bailly-Blanchard )

7. Your urgent No. 5 [6], January 15, 10 a.m.

You are instructed to inform Receiver General that in view of the present Haitian financial situation as set forth in above cable, the Department has no objection to the temporary reduction of the monthly segregation of $175,000.00 by the amount of $138,771.03, releasing the latter sum for the budgetary needs of the Haitian Government. The remaining $36,228.97 still to be segregated will provide for the service of the external debt through January 1, 1922, at 16 francs per dollar to the amount of $24,123.19; interest on indebtedness to the bank, $8,665.78, and the interest guaranteed to the P[laine du] C[ul-de-]S[ac] Railroad to the amount of $3,440.00. The Financial Adviser concurs in the above.

Inform Department by telegraph at the earliest possible moment what the revenues for January amount to.

Detailed mail instructions follow.25

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