838.15/253: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Munro)


7. Your 9, February 7, 11 a.m. The Department authorizes you to prepare a program for the virtually complete and immediate Haitianization of the Public Works Service, and to discuss with the Government of Haiti at such time as you may deem appropriate the manner of its application.

This authorization has been granted because the Department has confidence in your judgment and discretion. It assumes that you have given full consideration to all factors and possible consequences involved. When you initiate discussion of the matter it would seem particularly desirable to record the fact that this acceleration of the Haitianization program is a voluntary matter, and that it does not denote any general departure from the program you were authorized to initiate in Department’s 30 of January 14, or from the recommendations of the President’s Commission for the study and review of conditions in the Republic of Haiti.