838.00 Presidential Campaigns/14: Telegram

The High Commissioner in Haiti (Russell) to the Secretary of State

87. In his message to the Council of State on November 27th President Borno stated in part as follows:

“In the meanwhile, gentlemen of the Council of State, I insist, on the eve of the present session in order to dissipate all possible equivocation, upon renewing the declaration that I have constantly made and that I have repeated to those who have interrogated me, namely, that I am not a candidate for the presidential election of April 1930.”

It is suggested that the Department congratulate President Borno on the attitude he has taken on the question of the reelection and that the Department’s action be made public.