The Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Munro)
Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 356 of March 18, 1932, enclosing a note from the Haitian Government dated March 15, 1932,9 dealing further with questions affecting the financial relationship between this Government and Haiti. It is observed that this note, when stripped of a certain amount of discursive references of a general nature, raises three questions, namely, (1), the validity of the Additional Act of 1917, (2), whether the Government of the United States will lend its good offices in any efforts which may be made to retire by anticipation the outstanding loan, and (3), in the event that the loan is so retired whether the Government of the United States will consent to the abolition of the office of the Financial Adviser.
The Department feels that the reply which it has made to the Haitian Government’s note of December 22, 1931, (enclosed with your despatch No. 293 of January 6, 1932)10 fully covers the points which are now being raised by that Government.
On the assumption that you have submitted the reply referred to above to the Haitian Government11 you are instructed to transmit the enclosed answer to the Haitian Government’s note of March 15 under reference. In the event that for any reason you have not deemed it desirable to present the Department’s note enclosed with its instruction of March 22, 1932, you will, of course, refrain from transmitting the reply which is enclosed herewith until the Department has had an opportunity to consider your views.
Very truly yours,