838.51/1235: Telegram

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

31. [For General Russell.] Your 30, March 22, 2 p.m.

As Haitian Government may by its own action in fulfilment of its expressed willingness to put through the loan remove possibility deficit by authorizing conclusion of negotiations and enacting necessary legislation, Department is reluctant to consider alteration of instructions of February 2, last, at this time.

For your own information, in case of actual necessity, it is believed that arrangements may be made to meet any deficit for next few months without altering Department’s instructions above cited.

Department endeavoring to forward by next steamer instruction containing draft of legislation necessary to authorize loan contract.