838.51/2483: Telegram

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

51. Your 91, August 19, 11 a.m.

1. Department has no objection to embodying the agreement regarding Haitianization of the Garde in a protocol to the new treaty of friendship.

2. Your 92, August 19, 1 p.m. We see no objection to omitting the words “unless unforeseen difficulties arise in the meantime” in Article 1 and 3 of the agreement about the Garde so long as this idea is clearly expressed in an exchange of notes, it being of course understood that such exchange of notes will form an integral part of the new treaty of friendship and its protocols and will be submitted to the legislative bodies of both countries in connection with approval of the treaty.

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Department agrees that in view of Article 9 in the Garde Agreement concerning the obligation to maintain the efficiency of the Garde, there would be no reason for incorporating a similar provision in the covering treaty.

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