838.00/3038: Telegram

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

69. Reference Department’s 67, September 25, 5 p.m. Please deliver the following message from de la Rue to Pixley:

“You are instructed upon receipt of written order from the Legation citing authority Article 14 Treaty to pay to all Treaty Service employees leaving in accordance with Agreement of August 5 indemnities and transportation in accordance with schedule furnished by Legation. Instructions Legation will authorize this payment to be made by you at 9 o’clock morning of September 30 if Haitian Government has not taken steps to issue extraordinary credit so that payment may be made before that hour. You are instructed to prepare all necessary checks, vouchers, and receipts in advance so that there will be no delay in making payment promptly at 9 o’clock September 30”

You should prepare in consultation with Pixley a formal letter of instruction from the Legation to the office of the Financial Adviser whereunder the payments of the indemnities and transportation allowances of the retiring Treaty Officials can be made.