838.51/2330: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Haiti (McGurk)

68. Your 112, September 24, 11 a.m. The Department considers that the question at issue is not the technical particulars of budgetary items but the obligation which rests upon the Government of Haiti and which it has been empowered by the Haitian legislature to discharge of accommodating the present budgetary laws to the requirements of the situation deemed expedient by the office of the Financial Adviser. In other words, fulfillment of the obligations implicit in the Haitianization Agreement of August 5.

You are accordingly instructed to take the action contemplated by the Department’s telegram No. 65, September 23, 5 p.m.

The Haitian Minister has just called at the Department and has submitted proposals similar to proposals Nos. 1 and 2 in your telegram No. 112.60 The Department perceives no necessity for transferring to Washington the discussion of the technical questions connected with the Haitian budget which will automatically be taken care of when the Haitian Executive comes to an understanding with the office of the Financial Adviser. You may so inform the Haitian authorities.

  1. Dated September 24, p. 521.