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

116. During a 5-hour conference yesterday Mr. Pixley pointed out many increases in the budget which amount to over 600,000 gourdes and strongly urged that they be eliminated. Both Minister of Finance and the Minister of Foreign Affairs showed much more conciliatory attitude. They said they would make some arrangement to pay indemnities on the 30th. The Cabinet was to meet after our conference and the Minister informed me that he would let me know some time today the results of the Cabinet’s deliberation on our proposals for changes in the budgetary laws and reduction of the budget.