838.516/285: Telegram

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

51. Department’s telegram No. 28, May 15, 4 p.m. Haitian Government agrees with preamble to our draft treaty, also article II; but suggests that article I is unnecessarily redundant and prefers its text as given in enclosure to my letter to Wilson of May 10.75

As letter “A” becomes party to treaty by incorporation through reference in treaty, the provisions of the letter become supreme law of land and no further measures necessary to make them so. When, therefore, the letter is sent and treaty is signed and ratified everything necessary will have been completed. In view of this they ask whether we will not consider simplification of article I along the lines of article I of their draft. Please instruct.

  1. Text not attached to letter of May 10, 1934, in Department files.