838.51/2511: Telegram

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

109. General [Williams?] has asked to be informed at the earliest possible date whether the Department perceives any objection to carrying out the Haitianization of the Military Department of the South by December 31, 1932, in accordance with plans formulated early this year which plans have been generally known by the Haitian Government and by Haitian and American Garde officers. He recommends [Page 681] that this be approved by the Department and I concur. It would, of course, be indicated to the Haitian Government that Haitianization of the Department of the South would not commit us to carrying out the remainder of the provisions contained in protocol (a) of the treaty of September 3, 1932.