The Minister in Haiti ( Armour ) to the Secretary of State

No. 181

Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith the original note dated October 31, 1933, from the Haitian Minister for Foreign Affairs, concerning the Budget and Public Accounting Law of July 4, 1933. The Legation on that date addressed a note to the Haitian Foreign Office in conformity with the text of the draft note which was forwarded to the Department with my despatch No. 161 of October 30 [20], 1933.

Respectfully yours,

Norman Armour
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The Haitian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ( Laleau ) to the American Minister ( Armour )

Mr. Minister: In reply to your note of 31 October, 1933, I have the honor to inform you that I am authorized to state that the Haitian Government will not interpret the provisions of paragraph 1, article 17, of the law of 4 July, 1933, for budget and public accounting, in such a way as to alter the present practice and procedure regarding the methods effecting restitutions which is the subject of this article. Also it is the understanding of my Government that no omission in the aforesaid law will be considered as affecting the functions and attributions of the Financial Adviser-General Receiver, as defined by the treaty of 16 September, 1915, and the accords relative thereto.

I take [etc.]

León Laleau
  1. Translation supplied by the editors.