838.51/1507: Telegram

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

29. Department’s 29, March 7, 4 p.m. President Borno informs me that during recess of legislators it would be highly improper for him by decree to appropriate funds for the putting in force of a law which he has never seen and understands has not yet been drafted. He agreed to issue at once decree appropriating $10,000 for the preparation of internal revenue law, general accounting law and revision of tariff law. I believe if this amount found insufficient it can be later increased.