Memorandum by Mr. Orme Wilson of the Division of Latin American Affairs

Mr. Ariza telephoned me this morning to say that after careful consideration he had determined to send no cable to President Vasquez informing him of the Department’s offer of good offices in connection with the Haitian-Dominican boundary dispute, which I discussed with the Minister during our conversation of June 16. He said that the matter was one of such importance that he did not desire to initiate any negotiations in view of his early departure from Washington. He said, however, that as soon as he reached Santo Domingo he would tell President Vasquez of his conversation with President Borno (See memo of June 16) as well as of the Department’s kind offer.