838.00/2376: Telegram

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


63. With reference to your No. 98, August 22, 8 p.m., Department has already covered all points in question and after careful consideration does not feel able to change its position. Department regrets that it cannot agree with President Borno on suppression of article 99; and although the President’s point of view has been taken into consideration, the Department feels that this article should remain in the Constitution.

Department perceives no reason for making any change in article 107. If words “tenth of January” are substituted for the words “on the dates” in proposed amendment, Department desires to know what is aim sought to accomplish by suppressing paragraphs 2, 3, and 4 of article 107.

Department will not alter its suggestions on amendment number 6 and the retention of article 77. Last paragraph of your telegram was somewhat garbled but Department’s attitude was fully stated in its No. 61, August 23, 6 p.m., which you should carefully follow.