838.77/284: Telegram

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

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

  1. Despatch no. 288, not printed.