The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (Young)

No. 125

Sir: The Department is in receipt of your confidential despatch No. 348 of November 30, 1926, with which you enclosed a memorandum of a conversation which you held with the Haitian Minister on November 29, 1926.

The Department is pleased to know that the Haitian Minister takes a cheerful view of the possibility of an adjustment of this longstanding dispute, and authorizes you to take whatever steps you may consider useful in order to promote an early settlement at the same time keeping in mind that the American Government would prefer under the circumstances that the new boundary line be adjusted by negotiation between the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic without resorting to arbitration.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Joseph C. Grew