438.00/231: Telegram

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

53. Department’s April 7, 3 p.m. There are now before the Commission claims amounting to about $60,000 which originated after the ratification of the treaty. German claims are only foreign claims so far presented. Other foreign claims will probably include some after 1916. Do not believe decision limiting jurisdiction to ratification of treaty would have any material effect on financial reorganization program. Financial Adviser concurs with me in the above.