838.00/3199: Telegram

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

44. Your 57, June 5, 10 a.m.5 The President today sent a special message to the Congress6 requesting legislative authorization to give to the Haitian Government a portion of Marine Corps material and a bill will be introduced in both Houses of Congress within the next few days to authorize the President to make the gift.7

You will be advised immediately the bill is enacted into law.

  1. Post, p. 366.
  2. Department of State, Press Releases, June 9, 1934, p. 362.
  3. For agreement by President Roosevelt with President Vincent of Haiti to request this authority, see joint statement quoted in telegram No. 18, April 18, to the Minister in Haiti, p. 352.