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

51. Your 38, April 1, 6 p.m., referring to the telegram of Colonel Cutts, to Marine Corps headquarters.

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I had not seen telegram until today. Have instructed him, hereafter, to send no messages without first showing them to me.

I entirely disagree with Cutts. Situation is not grave nor at present serious. I am using every endeavor to put plan through and am discussing it with prominent members of Council of State. President Borno has stated he will assist me. I am hopeful that Roy will be elected on April 14th, next, without serious difficulty. In any event the situation can be handled and order will be maintained.