838.00 Commission of Investigation/98: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the President’s Commission (Forbes)


5. We have received your 9 of March 15 and discussed the same with President Hoover. It is deemed absolutely essential that there should be a signed document so clear that a dispute over its meaning cannot well arise. Please telegraph the text of the document so that we can see and comment on it before you sail.

We emphasize the danger that may arise if for any reason the hopes of any part of the people of Haiti are raised too high or likely later to be disappointed if difficulties should arise in carrying out the plan.