The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (W. W. Russell)

No. 509

Sir: There is transmitted herewith, for your information, a copy of a despatch52 from the American High Commissioner at Port au Prince regarding difficulties occurring in connection with the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

You will note the High Commissioner’s suggestion that a portion of the line surveyed in 1901 in the district of the Laguna Salidilla should be re-surveyed by a joint commission, in order that the monuments may be properly repaired and missing monuments replaced. The Department would be glad to have you discuss the suggestion with Mr. Welles and report whether it appears advisable to propose a re-survey of this particular section of the line to the provisional government.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips
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