838.5045/13: Telegram

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

100. All quiet throughout Haiti. Galveston at Jacmel this morning. Planned demonstration in the custom house Cape Haitien, similar to that of Wednesday at Port-au-Prince, was staged for yesterday but plan frustrated by the arrest of leader. Upon arrival of reinforcements it is my intention to increase force Cape Haitien by 100 and to maintain remainder of force intact just outside of Port-au-Prince [in?] the old camping ground at Hasco which has been kindly offered by Mr. Elliott. No further marines sent to outlying parts of districts unless absolutely necessary to support garde. Upon arrival of reinforcements if Port-au-Prince and Cape Haitien [Page 197] still quiet, I shall remove restrictions regarding remaining in houses after 9 p.m.