The High Commissioner in Haiti (Russell) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 8—9:40 a.m.]
48. Department’s 649, August 10, 1925, addressed to Merrell.6 The Haitian Government agrees to modus vivendi but desires to except [Page 403] Dominican Republic. Haitian Government has notified the custom house authorities that the Franco-Haitian commercial convention of 1917 [1907?] will not be in effect after July 26.
Request authority to except the Dominican Republic and to fix the date when the modus vivendi becomes operative as July 27, 1926.