738.3915/243: Telegram

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

75. For General Russell.

Your 90, June 29, 2 p.m.

Please reply to President Borno that the Department was confidentially informed that the Commission of representative Dominicans which elected the provisional government voted unanimously, on May 11, authorizing that government to negotiate with Haiti the submission of this question to arbitration.

The Department believes that this unanimity of the representatives of the various Dominican political parties in support of the proposal for arbitration augurs well for a fair settlement of this matter, subject to ratification by the constitutional congress and President on their respective inaugurations. It is desired that you make every effort to bring about cooperation by M. Borno.

The legation at Santo Domingo reported that instructions for Dominican representative to be appointed to confer with representative of Haiti, were to be ready June 28.