838.516/285: Telegram

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

32. Your 51, May 19, 2 p.m.

In order to meet Haitian views we propose that Article I of the treaty should read as follows:

“Upon entrance into force of the present treaty, of which the provisions of the aforementioned letter of May, 1934, are an integral part, the Treaty of September 16, 1915, and the Protocol of October 3, 1919, shall cease to have effect”.

Our 28, May 15, 4 p.m. In the second “Whereas” clause of the preamble of the treaty the phrase “the intention of the Government of Haiti” should be made to read “the decision of the Government of Haiti”. This change is in order to make the phraseology conform to the first paragraph of letter “A”.
In paragraph (d) of letter “A” the phrase “for the service of the foreign loans of Haiti” (line 5 French text) should be made to read “for the service of the 1922 Haitian loans”.
Full powers for you to sign the proposed treaty, and instructions regarding replies to letters “A” and “B” will be forwarded by airmail shortly.