The High Commissioner in Haiti (Russell) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 29—9:50 a.m.]
181. Plan for [reorganization] National Railroad and law authorizing issuance of series C bonds was passed yesterday by Council of State.
Although some objectionable modifications have been injected into plan, I do not believe any of them to be serious. Have discussed them with the President who has assured me that construction work will be carried out as he and I desire. Believe passage of plan marks great achievement toward rehabilitation of Haitian finances and development of country.
Complete details by mail should arrive Washington January 10th.43
- Despatch no. 288, not printed.↩