838.51/1184a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Haiti ( Jordan )

72. Financial Adviser has shown Department letter from Banque Nationale stating that Minister of Finance has advised of inability of Haitian Government to pay at maturity on December 31st amount due on note of approximately $1,800,000 and of unwillingness of bank to agree to payment in installments. You will immediately call to the attention of the Haitian Government through the usual channel the additional compelling reason presented by this maturity for an immediate decision in favor of floating a loan and the unfavorable impression with regard to the credit of Haiti that the plea of inability to meet the obligation at its maturity will create if not recalled in the face of the favorable loan offers from banks now before the Haitian Government for consideration.