438.00/172a: Telegram

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

104. For General Russell.

Has Haitian Government formally appointed members of Claims Commission? If not, urge immediate action upon nomination of Mr. Stanley95 and upon nominations by Financial Adviser as sent to President Borno in Financial Adviser’s letter of September 22.96

Department believes President Borno should inform Financial Adviser by letter that persons referred to have been appointed to serve on Claims Commission in accordance with terms of protocol, specifying in case of European members that they are to serve only while claims of their nationals are under consideration. Financial Adviser should then formally notify appointee either direct or through Department.

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Also urge immediate appointment of Haitian member. It is necessary that appointees be formally notified at once, as Mr. Stanley will sail November 15th.

  1. John S. Stanley, nominated by the Secretary of State as American member.
  2. Not printed.