838.00/2978: Telegram

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

39. Legation’s 52, June 3, noon. The Department has given careful consideration to the views you have submitted with respect to the probable eventual unwillingness of the Haitian Government to conclude the Haitianization plan.

It is, as you indicate, the intention of this Government to carry into effect the Haitianization program covered by your instructions. It is deemed by the Department, however, to be preferable that such action should result from and be governed by an agreement with the Haitian Government. In the event that such an agreement cannot be reached, this Government will of course proceed in its own manner to carry out the program.

For this reason the Department believes that it would be preferable now for you to comply with its instruction No. 34 of June 2, 1 p.m., as modified by its instructions No. 36 of June 3, 5 p.m., and No. 37 of June 3, 6 p.m.