838.51/1263: Telegram

The High Commissioner in Haiti (Russell) to the Secretary of State

46. My 45 April 24, 3 p.m.31 No reply to note yet received from Haitian Government.32 President-elect visited me my house yesterday afternoon and discussed loan which he had studied having obtained copy in French from President of my note April 15th and having loan correspondence on the subject [which] Haitian Government [Page 493] published in 1922 Blue Book forwarded by Legation last mail. After our discussion he informed me that he accepted my note of April 15th to Haitian Government and would write me letter to that effect, only reservation being that terms would be best market allowed at time and not those named later. My note April 15th was Department’s despatch number 2 of April 1st, 1921[1922], substituted for note previously handed Haitian Government. Borno informed me verbally loan laws as embodied in note would be passed by Council of State in 3 or 4 days after he assumed office.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Further correspondence in May between the Haitian Department of State for Foreign Affairs and the High Commissioner led to no accord of views, and the matter was left to be taken up anew after Mr. Borno’s inauguration.