838.61/211: Telegram

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

37. Legation’s 47, June 1, 11 a.m.

The Department assumes that the arrangement which you have been authorized to acquiesce in regarding Colvin adequately protects his interests in so far as salary and date of resignation are concerned.
With respect to the other American personnel which will be affected by the Haitianization of the Service Technique, the Department shares your opinion that protection should be afforded them in so far as may be possible. This apparently can best be accomplished by retaining them up to a certain definite date after January 1, next, with the understanding that in the meanwhile they might be at liberty to undertake to establish new connections, or if they are released on January 1 by paying them an indemnity amounting to their salaries for several months.
You are authorized to base your discussions with respect to the Haitianization of the Service Technique on the foregoing considerations, and to work out in your own discretion a satisfactory plan.