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

No. 1570

Sir: Referring to the Department’s telegram No. 58, of December 2, 1929, 7 P.M., I have the honor to report that I have informed President Borno of its contents. President Borno was greatly pleased and asked me to express his appreciation. He, however, pointed out that he hoped the Department was well aware of his attitude regarding the provisions of the Haitian Constitution and that while he was not a candidate and would not permit of his name being considered, he was firmly of the opinion that he was eligible in accordance with the provisions of the Haitian Constitution “for a first term of six years”. I replied that the Department was fully aware of his stand in this matter, although the Department did not agree with him.

I have [etc.]

John H. Russell