838.51/1187: Telegram

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

92. Department’s 60, November 14, 6 p.m.; 61, November 18, 6 p.m.; 63 [62], November 19, 6 p.m.41 Minister of Foreign Affairs this afternoon handed me a reply for transmission stating that the Haitian Government still believes that legally the protocol of October 3rd, 1919, has expired but that the difficulty may be [overcome by?] inserting certain clauses in the loan law. The Haitian Government proposes to embody 13 provisions covering the policy of claims commission, the jurisdiction of the commission, the interior debt, and other points of the protocol. These provisions are too lengthy to be sent by radio and will be forwarded by first available mail.

The reply further states the Speyer [and National City offers?] are not justified and national bonds offered [bonds in two series?] are not to be considered but that the Government is disposed to accept the Lee, Higginson offer provided the modifications above mentioned are embodied in the loan law and under reserve of [propositions?] allowing more active [favorable?] rate of emission.

  1. No. 62 not printed.