838.00/2375: Telegram

The Chargé in Haiti (Gross) to the Secretary of State

97. Department’s 60, August 16, noon, regarding constitutional amendments.

Please instruct whether the Department approves of the President’s contention, previously reported, that the Legislature can explain or interpret the meaning of its laws. Please note this is not interpretation as to constitutionality but simply explanation as to the meaning and intent at the time any law was passed by the Legislature.

The President informs me that the Council of State will reconvene the first week in September.