838.00 Presidential Campaigns/16: Telegram

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

58. Your 87, November 29, 10 a.m. You may inform President Borno that this Government has been much gratified to learn of his definite statement to the Council of State that he will not be a candidate in the approaching elections, because the statement will refute the charges which have persistently been made by unfriendly elements that the President intended, in spite of the provisions of the Haitian Constitution, to bring about his own reelection. The President’s action again shows his patriotic devotion to the best interests [Page 175]of Haiti and the lofty ideals which have inspired his conduct as the head of the Haitian state.