838.51/1556: Telegram

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

81. I informed President Borno that it would be useless to proceed with drafting of internal revenue laws unless the question of control was definitely settled and that in my opinion such control must be placed absolutely in American hands. President Borno informed me that he was of the same opinion.

I thereupon stated that I would shortly have a project to present to him.

Believe an agreement should be made cover this question and one or two others in connection therewith. I will shortly be able to submit the general terms proposed to the Department.